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Dana White Reacts To Jon Jones Arrest: ‘It’s Not Even Shocking Anymore’

At this point with Jon Jones, it feels like a broken record. It has to for Dana White, at least.

Early Friday morning, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones was arrested in Las Vegas on charges of battery domestic violence, and injuring and tampering with a vehicle. Jones is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Saturday morning.

Immediately after the UFC 266 ceremonial weigh-ins, White addressed the Jones arrest which took place mere hours after he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame for his UFC 165 war with Alexander Gustafsson.

Full quote via MMAFighting.com:

“Obviously, we’ll see how this plays out legally for him and where this ends up going,” White told reporters on Friday. “It’s hard to bring this guy to Las Vegas for any reason. This city is not good for Jon Jones, and here we are again.”

The Previous History

Jon Jones was arrested in March of 2020 on charges of aggravated DWI, negligent use of a firearm, possession of an open container, and driving with no proof of insurance. He would plead guilty to the DWI charge. then served four days house arrest while also agreeing to one year of supervised probation, a minimum of 90 days of outpatient therapy, and 48 hours of community service after having the other charges dropped. Then, who can forget the infamous 2015 hit-and-run incident in Albuquerque which saw him stripped of his title for the arrest.

Needless to say, for Dana White, it’s been there done that.

“It’s like… it’s not even shocking anymore,” White explained. “When we bring him here it’s almost expected. You can’t even get him in Las Vegas for less than 12 hours to induct him into the Hall of Fame. It’s a problem. This guy’s got a lot of demons, man. A lot of demons.

“Is it really shocking anymore? It’s really not. It’s become not shocking. It’s almost like, ‘Uh oh, this guy is in Vegas, what’s gonna happen today?’ You want to hope that the guy is better and that won’t be the case, but he proves that every time he comes to this town that he can’t handle this place.”

I guess the irony here is that just earlier this year, Jones was pleading with Dana White and the UFC brass to release him over pay disagreements for a potential bout at Heavyweight with current champion Francis Ngannou. White didn’t give in, and look where we are now. Just another Jon Jones fuck up, but we can’t be surprised at this point, can we?

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