First Round Management and Malki Kawa have confirmed that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and the new face of mixed martial arts, Jon "Bones" Jones, was arrested in Binghampton, New York on suspicion of DUI after crashing his Continental GT Bentley into a telephone pole this weekend.
The arrest of Jones was first reported by TMZ and, according to their sources, Jones was taken into custody by the Broome County Sheriff's Department and was later bailed out by his mother a few hours later. Jonny "Bones", ironically enough, filmed and released footage earlier this year of himself enduring police training with the same agency that arrested him. Jones has been silent on the incident since it occured, however, his management team has finally spoken and confirmed the details in this statement from Malki Kawa...
"I can confirm that Jon Jones was arrested early this morning on suspicion of DUI. While the facts of this situation are still being gathered and situated, First Round Management fully supports Jon, and we are asking for fans and media to respect the privacy of Jon and his family during this time."
Jones recently defending his UFC Championship in victorious fashion over Rashad Evans at UFC 145. The champ's next title defense is scheduled to come in September against Dan Henderson in Las Vegas. Stay locked to MMAMatrix if any further details and confirmed information on this subject is released.
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