For the primary time, UFC Hall of Famer Jon Jones has addressed the occasions that occurred in Las Vegas that led to his arrest.
On Wednesday, the previous UFC gentle heavyweight champion took to social media to offer his account of what unfolded in Las Vegas shortly after his induction into the UFC Hall of Fame. Jones claims he by no means struck his fiancee, Jessie Moses, regardless of the police report from the incident stating she was bloodied and “scared to even talk about Jonathan.”
Wednesday night, Jones shared the next assertion on Twitter:
“I love how people are imagining the worst possible situation in their heads and making it somehow factual. I never hit my fiance and our daughters were woken up after our confrontation. My daughters didn’t see or hear us arguing.”
Jones’ tweet is the primary public assertion instantly addressing the occasions that happened at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Sept. 24. That night, an alleged bodily altercation happened between Jones and his finacee, which led to his arrest on prices of misdemeanor battery home violence and felony injuring and tampering with a car.
The police report acknowledged that Jones’ youngest baby requested safety, “Can you call the cops?” According to Jones’ assertion above, his daughters didn’t witness what unfolded between him and his fiancee.
Jones continued with one other tweet:
“That’s really the only thing I care to clarify..outside of that, looking forward to moving forward without alcohol. It’s the first time in my life where I’m actually ready to quit. Glad to have the support of my fiance, family friends and fans.”
Jones, 34, has but to take accountability for his function within the occasions that happened in Las Vegas. The first social media submit from the previous champion following his arrest was a video on Instagram, that has since been deleted, of him kissing his fiancee in a automobile. He additionally posted a video of himself lifting weights with a number of textual content captions overlayed, together with a vow to go away alcohol behind.
Wednesday’s statements from Jones got here a couple of hours after his coach Mike Winkeljohn’s look on “The MMA Hour,” the place Winkeljohn introduced the previous champ was banned from Jackson Wink MMA till he might show he has sorted out his issues. Jones has been coaching on the health club in Albuquerque, N.M. since 2009.