Jon Jones Takes Plea Deal, Receives 90-Day Deferred Sentence
Jon Jones has taken a plea deal earlier this Tuesday, pleading no contest to disorderly conduct, thus resolving a case involving him and a cocktail waitress. Back in April, the UFC champion allegedly manhandled a waitress in TD’s Eubanks Showclub, and touched her inappropriately.
The UFC Light Heavyweight Champion received a 90-day deferred sentence according to ESPN. During this period, Jon Jones cannot get in trouble with the law, or consume drugs or alcohol. Furthermore, it was also reported that the 32-year old is under unsupervised probation, and will also pay the court fees.
Earlier, Jones pleaded not guilty for battery charge following the scuffle with the cocktail waitress. According to MMA Junkie, the ABQ police talked to the alleged victim in April, and the CBS Albuquerque affiliate KRQE obtained the bodycam footage of the officers who spoke with her and took her statement.
This resulted in the issuance of a warrant for Jon Jones’ arrest. However, when “Bones” was informed of the warrant, he took to social media to say he wasn’t worried, and that he wasn’t in any legal trouble.
Jon Jones had earlier expressed his desire to fight again in 2019, but with his recent troubles with the law, that looks unlikely. Jon last faced Thiago Santos, and defeated him via unanimous decision. “Bones” has also expressed his interest in fighting Anthony Johnson in the near future.