This week Jon Jones was arrested in Las Vegas and charged with battery domestic violence and injuring and tampering with a vehicle. Later it emerged that Jones was being accused of pulling the hair of his long-time fiancee and that police, who came to the scene after Jones’ son asked hotel security to call them, observed blood on Jones’ fiancee’s face and clothes.
The news of Jones’ latest arrest wasn’t met with surprise by UFC President Dana White. He said an incident like this was “almost expected” and that Jones has “a lot of demons”.
A number of fighters and other figures in MMA have also shared their reactions to Jones’ arrest.
Among those is current UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who has never shied away from attacking Jones online.
I’m sure y’all will give him “one more chance” lol. I swear I said he’s gonna fuck up again, he can’t help it. Now here we are. I’ve made mistakes in my time, I learn from them. I don’t think this is the first time this has happened in his house. But yea…posi vibez goiz ✨ pic.twitter.com/i6i3N6O3s3
— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) September 28, 2021
In his latest tweet addressing Jones, ‘The Last Stlyebender’ said, “I’m sure y’all will give him ‘one more chance’ lol.”
“I swear I said he’s gonna fuck up again,” continued Adesanya. “He can’t help it. Now here we are. I’ve made mistakes in my time, I learn from them. I don’t think this is the first time this has happened in his house.”
Adesanya tweeted that despite this being the first time Jones has ever been charged with domestic violence.
In a later tweet, Adesanya wrote “It’s called ‘Stockholm syndrome,’” referring to the phenomena when hostages form emotional bond with their captors.
“The KoolKat said fuck off!!” pic.twitter.com/op3JvyGVrZ
— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) September 29, 2021
Support for survivors of domestic violence can be found from the following organizations:
USA – The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Canada – DAWN-RAFH Canada
UK and Ireland – Women’s Aid: 0808-2000-247
Rest of the World – HotPeachPages
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