LAS VEGAS (AP) – A court date has been pushed back to January so that former UFC Champion Jon Jones will know if he will face criminal charges after his arrest in September over allegations he was reportedly got into a fight with his fiancee and damaged a Las Vegas police vehicle at Caesars Palace.
Neither Jones nor the lawyers were in court on Tuesday when a judge pushed back the date for prosecutors to file a criminal complaint. The name of Jones’ attorney was not on the court file. Jones remains free on $ 8,000 bail.
He was arrested before dawn on September 24 on charges of domestic violence and vehicle damage after allegedly grabbing his fiancee by the hair and smashing his head on the hood of a patrol vehicle police, leaving a dent and peeling paint, according to a police report.
Jones lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended a UFC Hall of Fame induction at the Park MGM hotel the day before his arrest.
Jones (26-1, 1 without competition) made three stints as the UFC light heavyweight champion from 2011-2020. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history. .
However, due to arrests, suspensions and disputes with the UFC, he has only fought eight times in recent years. He beat Dominick Reyes in February 2020 but relinquished the light heavyweight title last year.