UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones Facing Charges Over Slapping A Cocktail Waitress
Jon “Bones” Jones was seemingly getting his life back together and then he went got into an incident that involved a strip club in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
According to a report from television station KRQE, the alleged incident occurred back in April, which involved Jones slapping a cocktail waitress in an inappropriate manner.
That waitress also claims Jones was kissing her neck and trying to pull her down to his lap. She told police he went even further with trying to put her in a choke hold despite her cries to get him off.
Jones was reportedly unaware of the charge until he was contacted by a local TV station.
Jones’ Spokesperson issued a statement that said the UFC champion is innocent and plans to prove that to everyone.
“Today, the media told Mr. Jones about a false accusation launched against him and that paperwork had been sent to an incorrect address,” Hallinan explained. “However, after receiving the documents from the press, Mr. Jones immediately went to pay the small fee, and he, and multiple witnesses, stand ready to factually refute the malicious lies being told about him to the public.”
Jones even took to social media to claim his innocence: