Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, was arrested early Thursday (March 26, 2020) in his hometown of Albuquerque, N.M., for allegedly Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), negligent use of a firearm, and possession of an open container.
For those keeping count, this is now the second such charge on Jones is facing, first getting busted after wrecking his Bentley into a light pole in 2012 in New York. In addition, “Bones” turned himself in to authorities after a hit-and-run accident in “The Duke City” back in 2015.
Naturally, the mixed martial arts (MMA) world had a thing or three to say about Jones’ latest legal dust up, and took to social media to vent.
See, there’s no need to panic. The world’s still perfectly normal. https://t.co/YuWyN0MukI— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) March 26, 2020
For the life of me I can’t figure out why he doesn’t hire a buddy and pay him $50k a year to be his driver https://t.co/VcTyztKiVG— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) March 26, 2020
Not even the corona virus can keep, Bill fuckin cosby Jones off of the streets of abq during this global pandemic!! What a bitch! THE FAKEST FUCK EVER!!! Fake ass supporters & followers too ⚔️ #realburque— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) March 26, 2020
Say it ain’t so Jon— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 26, 2020
don’t send him to jail he won’t learn his lesson, lock him in a cage with me instead. https://t.co/W1Gp6PrVR3— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) March 26, 2020
Ok np! I’m coming up to 205 to teach this guy a lesson! ♂️ ♂️ https://t.co/uquaf3PzTw— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) March 26, 2020
It’s Coronas fault pic.twitter.com/Y1qWuUyExp— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) March 26, 2020
Obviously as a recovery/addiction advocate I sympathize with Jon here, but at the same time at one point or another its black and white... either learn from your mistakes and set a good example, especially with the size of the platform he has, or fuck it all up... https://t.co/nP9tHg5yCS— Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) March 26, 2020
Jon Jones doing what he can to bring back a sense of normalcy. https://t.co/a36e7djq4M— Josh Gross (@yay_yee) March 26, 2020
I hate to say I told you so ♂️ ♂️ I need to give this man some medicine. Do you think I could fix him? #ufc #jonejones #bonesjones #mma #bjj #muaythai #kickboxing #wrestling #traumahealing… https://t.co/5Bt4PdhHd8— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) March 26, 2020
This is the most talented fighter in the history of MMA. Imagine if other sports had to deal with their GOAT being such a mess. It's drives me nuts. https://t.co/rbftyvxHxu— Sean O'Connell (@realOCsports) March 26, 2020
Don’t worry Coach, it’s just a metabolite from his last DUI— Peter Queally (@peterqueally) March 26, 2020
You know Albuquerque is rough when even the P4P greatest fighter in the world carries a gun.— MacMally (@MacMallyMMA) March 26, 2020
As of this writing, UFC officials have yet to release a statement.
This is just the latest dark entry in Jones’ tumultuous reign as UFC champion, which has seen him on the wrong side of the law numerous times. Just a few months ago, Jones was hit with a misdemeanor battery charge after he was accused of getting physical with a waitress at a strip club.
As always, keep it tuned to MMAMania.com for more on this developing story.