UFC star Jon Jones was infamously arrested last year. Recently, bodycam footage of his arrest following the UFC Hall of Fame ceremony has been released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. ‘Bones’ was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 24 last year. He was charged with misdemeanor battery domestic violence and injuring or tampering with a vehicle (a felony). The incident marked Jones’ fourth arrest since 2012.
Video clip of Jon Jones arrest surfaces
In the video clip which was released, an intoxicated Jones was witnessed to be crying and throwing a child-like tantrum, blaming the officers for ruining his “Hall of Fame night”. Jones repeated variations of “I hate you, you f***ing nerd” as the LVMPD members waited for him to calm down.
However, the commotion was far from ceasing as ‘Bones’ had asked the police to reveal their identities, something the officers dutifully obliged. He then claimed he did nothing wrong and was simply being arrested because he’s “big and black.”
Chaos erupted when Jones became agitated and smashed his head into the hood of the service police vehicle. At that point, the officers decided to put him inside the vehicle and presumably take him to the station.
He was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame for his UFC 165 clash with Alexander Gustafsson but the Hall of Fame inductee ended up getting caught in a controversy.
Speaking about the arrest, MMA Fighting had reported that, Las Vegas police responded to a domestic disturbance at the Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino. The department reportedly received a call stating that a white female adult was bleeding from her nose and mouth. The woman’s identity was later revealed to be that of the UFC superstar’s fiancée Jessie Moses. Moses admitted that Jones “got physical” with her as he pulled her hair to prevent her from leaving their hotel room.