Police bodycam video shows former UFC lightweight champion Jon Jones heading-butting Metropolitan Police Department SUV during his arrest in September. The video also shows Jones using racial slurs directed at police officers during his arrest.
Review-Journal reports that Jon Jones “was being detained on suspicion of domestic violence after a security guard at Caesars Palace noticed his fiancee, Jessie Moses, with a bloody lip and blood on her clothing.”
The 34-year-old former champion was staying at Caesars Palace and was located by Metro officers walking on the Strip near the entrance of the property.
Jones was in Las Vegas with his family to attend his enshrinement in the UFC Hall of Fame, a distinction he noted several times during the encounter with police.
The video shows Jones referring to one as “Officer Nerd” several times and accused the officers of racial profiling.
“A black man can’t drink?” he asked. Jones also targeted racial slurs at black and white officers.
At one point, while handcuffed near the front of the vehicle, Jones stood straight up and brought the full force of his upper body forward and head-butted the SUV.
Jones then was placed in the back of the cruiser, and officers examined the damage to the hood.
It really seems unnecessary for the cops to release this video months later unless the plan was to try to embarrass Jones as much as possible. We all know Jones has had issues with alcohol and drugs in the past, so this isn’t showing us anything that we haven’t already seen beside him calling the cop Officier Nerd.
Hopefully, Jon, who has stayed out of trouble since then and admitted he had a bit of relapse, is doing better now. We haven’t seen him in the Octagon for a while. People are waiting for that comeback fight to happen and maybe even at heavyweight.
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