UFC Champion Jon Jones Pleads Guilty To DWI Charge

Jon Jones

Jones pleads guilty to DWI charge

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones plead guilty on Monday, May 29, to a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Jones stood before a Binghamton City Court judge, who suspended the 205 lb. fighters driving priveleges. Furthermore, Jones was ordered to undergo an alcohol abuse and dependency evaluation.

Press Connects reported the verdict on Monday.

Jones was arrested in the early morning of May 19 after crashing his Bentley into a utility pole in Binghamton, New York. No one was injured in the accident.

June 19 is the date for Jones’ next court appearance, when he faces a punishment up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. According to WBGN News, the guilty plea issued Monday will yield a conditional discharge and a fine.

The 24-year-old champion last fought at UFC 145 against Rashad Evans, earning a unanimous decision victory. The win marked his third title defense since winning the title at UFC 128 against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

He went to the internet shortly after news of his arrest, addressing the incident to his fans on his official Facebook page. Jones said he was “sickened” by the plethora of MMA enthusiasts critical of him, but also apologized to his devoted fans.

UFC president Dana White met with Jones last week to discuss the incident. At this point in time, Jones is still expected to defend his title against Dan Henderson on September 1 at UFC 151.

HeavyMMA.com will provide more information on Jones’ situation outside of the cage as it becomes available.