Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has experienced the staggering highs of the mixed martial arts world. During his reign as champion, he defeated the elite of the division, each in fairly dominant fashion.
But the trouble Jones has came up against outside the octagon has proven very costly for the 28 year old from Rochester, New York. A New Mexico hit-and-run proved to be the final straw, as Jones was stripped of his title in 2015 and temporarily exiled from the sport.
His four year reign as champion had come to an unceremonious end in 2015, but it wasn’t all over for ‘Bons’ just yet. He avoided jail time for the New Mexico debacle, and was reinstated by the UFC and once again set to face Daniel Cormier at UFC 197.
But now Jones finds himself in trouble with the law yet again. After having already been stopped for speeding, and potentially violating his probation last month, Jones got off with a small fine, but now the following video has been released, and it features a traffic stop that happened just last week. WARNING! Explicit language throughout:
Jones: ‘F*cking liar, pig!’
Jones: “Calling my lawyer, to ask him about this paper work. I’m sure I have the right to do that, buddy … f**kin’ liar. I can’t believe you.”
Cop: “Well believe it, cuz I’m not joking.”
Jones: “For no reason. F**king with me for no reason. What’s your name?”
Cop: “Officer Brown. It’s on your ticket, sir.”
Jones: “Can’t f**king believe you. You’re ridiculous.”
Cop: “Just doing my job.”
Jones: “No, you’re not just doing your job. You’re f**kin’ picking this Corvette out for no reason. Blaming me for all this sh*t that you know isn’t true.”
Jones: “You’re ridiculous … I used to really respect … f**kers like you.”
Cop: “You’d rather I just turn my head and let you be a nuisance to the citizens?”
Jones: “I am not a nuisance to the citizens.”
Cop: “I have sworn to protect the citizens from people like you, Mr. Jones. Please don’t dig around in your car.”
Jones: “I was looking for a pen. Give me the f**king sh*t. Can’t believe you. Ridiculous.”
Cop: “Well believe it. Cuz it’s the truth, sir.”
Jones: “Ridiculous. You’re a f**king liar. Good luck trying to prove that I was speeding because you know that I wasn’t.”
Quotes from TMZ.
But you need to see Jon Jones’ reaction to this whole saga if you haven’t checked it out yet. He issued a statement last night following the release of this controversial footage…