‘This guy’s got a lot of demons’ – Dana White on Jon Jones after UFC fighter is arrested

Jon Jones was arrested in Las Vegas on Friday (Getty)

Dana White says Jon Jones has ‘a lot of demons’ after the UFC fighter was arrested in Las Vegas on Friday over charges of alleged misdemeanour battery domestic violence.

Las Vegas Metro Police Department confirmed Jones was arrested at 5:45am local time on Friday morning and is scheduled to appear at Las Vegas Justice Court on Saturday.

The two-time UFC light heavyweight champion was stripped of his title in 2015 after he plead guilty in a hit-and-run incident.

The 34-year-old has also failed two drug tests and was arrested last year for alleged aggravated-DWI and negligent use of a firearm.

Jones, who has not fought since February 2020, has been aiming to return at heavyweight.

‘It’s like… it’s not even shocking anymore,’ said UFC president White.

Jon Jones was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame this week (Zuffa LLC/Getty)

‘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.’

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