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Prosecutors request more time to file criminal complaint against Jon Jones in domestic battery incident

Prosecutors have been granted until Jan. 31, 2022, to file a criminal complaint against Jon Jones over a disturbing incident in Las Vegas, Nevada, back in September.

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Jon Jones’ latest arrest came on Sept. 24, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, after a confrontation with his fiance that prompted his kids to ask hotel security to call the police.

Police reports included concerning details of the incident, including blood on his fiance and on the bed of their hotel room. That led to a misdemeanor battery domestic charge. Jones would go on to headbutt a police cruiser and threaten to fight the cops who arrested him, leading to a felony injuring a vehicle charge.

Whether either of those charges will be carried forward by Nevada prosecutors is up in the air.

According to MMA Fighting, prosecutors have asked for (and received) additional time to file a criminal complaint against Jones, with the next hearing set for Jan. 31, 2022. This is the second delay in moving the case forward, raising questions as to whether the prosecution feels it can put together charges that stick.

Since the incident, Jones posted a video with his fiance implying they were reconciled after the incident. He also swore off alcohol, and recently said he was celebrating 60 days sober.

Up until this point, UFC has refused to weigh in on the latest legal trouble for its former Light Heavyweight champion, saying it would wait until the legal side of things was cleared up. But, even if this situation is resolved at the end of January (keep in mind damaging a cop car is a felony, more serious than the misdemeanor charge of domestic battery), there’s still a big divide between Jones and UFC regarding pay.