Early Thursday morning as most of the world already knows UFC light heavyweight champion of the world Jon Jones was arrested for DWI, having an open container in his vehicle, failure to provide insurance, and negligent use of a firearm in his home town of Albuquerque New Mexico.
As is the standard procedure in most jurisdictions today, the arresting officers had body cams on and the footage has been released this YouTube video I am sharing was 1st aired on the Mac life YouTube channel.
By the end of the video as the police were escorting him to the police vehicle that will eventually take him to jail you can hear a very emotional Jones speak, his voice starts to crack and it sounds as if he’s starting to cry.
Jones has a scheduled court date on April 8th. The UFC has not commented publicly other than saying they are aware of the situation and gathering information.
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.