UFC champion Jon Jones arrested for suspicion of DUI after crashing car

The reputation of UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones took a major hit earlier today when the 24-year old was arrested in New York on suspicion of DUI after crashing his Bentley into a utility pole. “Bones” is not believed to have suffered any damage in the crash other than that to his standing as the organization’s previously flawless poster-boy.

“While the facts of this situation are still being gathered and situated, First Round Management fully supports Jon and we are asking for fans and media to respect the privacy of Jon and his family during this time,” wrote Jones’ manager (Malki Kawa) in a statement circulated to media members.

TMZ Sports was first to report Jones’ situation. The fighter’s mother is reported to have bailed him out of jail after the incident.

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Jones is slated to defend his divisional title against Dan Henderson in September. He was last seen outpointing rival Rashad Evans in a much-hyped meeting last month.

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