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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
EXCLUSIVE

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.

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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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Good Gawd his PR team/manager needs to work on their skills. "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." The looks so cut and pasted from a death or divorce, but not a DUI. Dude you drive drunk and crash a Bently people are going to pry, ask questions, laugh, make jokes, and call your arse out.

852 days ago
17.

well duhhh    

surprised at all? i think not... UFC has meatheads that fight to prove something, not leaders.

852 days ago
18.

Amy    

Come on! The guy's invincible and we all have invisible force fields surrounding us in our cars. Let him have a few and live on the edge if he wants. *insert wanking motion here* What a fuggin a**hole. Thanks for putting everyone's life at risk skid mark!

852 days ago
19.

BobbyD963    

Good image or bad image it is what it is. People will look at him according to how they feel about him. People who sit back and nit pick every problem in someone elses life usually have just as bad if not worse situations going on their own lives. Nobody is perfect.

852 days ago
20.

Jessica    

Is Dana White and the UFC going to keep a drunk driver as their spokesperson?

852 days ago
21.

Paul2281    

Respect his "PRIVACY"????? Jesus, nobody did they????? Is he that upset about this>??????

852 days ago
22.

wreckshop    

"I’m glad the UFC wanted to work with me as well, and I think that they trust that I’ll never make them look bad. You never have to worry about me with a DWI or doing something crazy." — Jon Jones

852 days ago
23.

Moon     

HA!HA! What a loser!! I guess ur not as good as u thought you were!!

852 days ago
24.

traci hastings    

ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, bones... ur my favorite. don't you know better??????????????? geeeeeeeeesh....

852 days ago
25.

Jackie    

Ha ha...They are asking the media and fans to respect his privancy and family during this time"???....<<<< DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE.

852 days ago
26.

YEAH SO    

Obviously Dana white doesnt realize the UFC is not filled with athletes that instill any leadership or role model qualities... it's meat heads that are fighting for money.... what did you expect? jon jones to win the medal of honor?

852 days ago
27.

robert    

who the f**k cares, celebrities are people just like us, doesnt matter how much money they have.

852 days ago
28.

mma fan    

Idiot - call a cab

852 days ago
29.

BobbyD963    

Should have signed Fedor.

852 days ago
30.

Leonard    

Here we go again - just another A.R.N. (Another Rich N*****) behaving badly. When will these Simians learn to obey the law for once, or rather, society needs to stop paying [them] the big bucks!!!

852 days ago
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