Authorities Release Body Cam Footage of Jon Jones’ Arrest
Following Jon Jones' arrest in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Thursday, the city's police department has released body cam footage of the UFC champ being questioned and handcuffed.
Jon Jones is making headlines again, on account of being arrested Thursday in Albuquerque, and the city’s police department has released body cam footage of what transpired.
Footage of Jones’ arrest
On Thursday it was reported that the UFC’s light-heavyweight champ was arrested in Albuquerque and charged with driving under the influence, negligent use of a firearm and possession of an open container. Since then, authorities release the footage below, which is from the arresting officer’s body cam.
Here is some of what Jones reportedly said as he was questioned by police and eventually arrested (quotes via MMA Fighting).
“I have ADD (attention deficit disorder), “ Jones said during one of the tests he received to determine if he was sober. “I get punched in the head for a living.”
“My short term memory is really bad,” Jones said. “People don’t know that about me but it’s really bad.”
“I got stir crazy,” Jones said. “I got pulled over just being nice to the homeless people. I got stir crazy. It was my first drive in two weeks. I saw these homeless guys, I was being nice to them, having a conversation with them. Treating them like humans.”
Jones latest run-in with authorities
Jone has had issues with the law in the past. For example, in 2012, he was arrested for driving under the influence, and in 2015, “Bones” was arrested in connection to a hit-and-run incident, which left a pregnant woman with a broken arm. This past September, Jones pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct, in a connection to an alleged incident with a waitress at a strip club.
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The renowned fighter is coming off a tightly contested, decision win over Dominick Reyes in February.