UFC champ Jon Jones arrested for DUI

Jon Jones arrives for his light heavyweight title bout against Rashad Evans for UFC 145 at Philips...

Jon Jones arrives for his light heavyweight title bout against Rashad Evans for UFC 145 at Philips Arena on April 21, 2012 in Atlanta. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

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, Last Updated: 3:21 PM ET

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon (Bones) Jones has been arrested for DUI after crashing his Bentley, TMZ reports.

Jones' management confirmed in a release that the 24-year-old mixed martial arts champion was arrested early Saturday in Binghamton, N.Y., at around 5 a.m.

Jones manager Malki Kawa issued this release: "I can confirm that Jon Jones was arrested early this morning on suspicion of DUI. While the facts of this situation are still being gathered 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."

Jones became the UFC's youngest ever champion when he defeated Mauricio (Shogun) Rua at UFC 128 in March 2011.

Last month, Jones defeated Rashad Evans.

He is scheduled to fight Dan Henderson in Las Vegas on September 1.

 


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