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Jon Jones

Arrested for DUI

5/19/2012 5:05 PM PDT UPDATED: 5/19/2012 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jon Bones Jones Arrested for DUI
UFC Light Heavyweight champ Jon "Bones" Jones was arrested early this morning for DUI after he totaled his Bentley in upstate New York ... TMZ has learned. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Jones was involved in an accident at around 5:00 AM in Binghamton, NY. We're told the car -- which Jones crashed into a pole -- was totaled and cops arrested Jones on the scene for DUI. 

According to our sources, Jones was taken into custody by Broome County Sheriff and bailed out a few hours later ... by his mom. Jones is from nearby Ithaca. 

How's this for irony? Jones filmed a video earlier this year about going through police training -- and he did it with the Broome County Sheriff ... the same agency that arrested him!

Jones last fought on April 21, defeating Rashad Evans by unanimous decision. His next scheduled fight is on September 1 in Las Vegas against Dan Henderson.

Jones's manager, Malki Kawa, released a statement saying, "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."

Via text, UFC prez Dana White tells TMZ, "Wow, i guess its not my week is it?"

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There goes his "Good Boy" image.

894 days ago

Alex Colosimo    

Jon Jones = Best MMA fighter alive.

894 days ago


Thank Goodness it was pole and not a car full of innocent people. Idiots with money are soon arrested for drunk driving. This world is going to hell in a handbasket.

894 days ago


He's gonna get when she gets him home..

894 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

I have no sympathy for someone who has notoriety and money when it comes to DUI's. He easily could have afforded to call a cab or a limo service.
He's just lucky that he swerved to the right and hit a pole and not to the left and hit another car head on.

894 days ago

MMA fan    

and all the whites that hate on him are somewhere cheering.

894 days ago


Not a good thing :( Endicott !!

894 days ago


Not a good thing! Endicotter

894 days ago

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Is it me or does TMZ read like the MoWood police blotter nowadays,?

894 days ago

Aaron Gabriel Perez    

So arrogant...

894 days ago


Lol, what a little bitch.. Bailed out by his mom? I can't wait until Hendo beats his little mama boy ass.

894 days ago

I am Spartacus    

Wouldn't have expected this from him because he's got such a good head on his shoulders but honestly it can happen to anyone who's had too much to drink. You drink, you don't think right and you make stupid decisions. Lucky for him only his car was hurt.

894 days ago

Cool Papa    

Leave it to the ultimate d-bag Dana White to make someone else's problem about HIM.

894 days ago

your own luck    

The mission of TMZ must be to profile one pro athlete daily who has been arrested for something. I am really tired hearing about all these losers.

894 days ago


Really, the media and fans alike should "RESPECT HIS PRIVACY" how about this man has respect for himself, his family and respect to other innocent drivers out there by using his bank account to call a safe ride home? Yeah, I didn't think so. I have NO RESPECT for someone who puts innocent lives at risk. I hope his next fight he gets beaten to a pulp.

894 days ago
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