UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was arrested by after crashing his Bentley in a pole on charges of driving under the influence. Jones’ manager, Malki Kawa, released a statement to Ariel Helwani that Helwani posted on his Twitter account.
“While the facts of the situation are still being gatherered 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,” Kawa said.
Jones is currently scheduled to face Dan Henderson on September 1 for the title. “Bones” was uninjured in the accident.
The celebrity gossip site TMZ was the first to break news of Jones’ arrest. They reported law enforcement sources informed them Jones’ accident happened around 5 a.m. Saturday in Binghamton, New York. The car was totalled and Jones was arrested on the scene for DUI.
Jones spent a few hours in the Broome County Sheriff before his mother bailed him out.
In a text sent to TMZ by UFC president Dana White, the head man said, “Wow, I guess its not my week is it?” White recently had surgery for Meneire’s disease.