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Jon Jones accepts plea, domestic violence charge dropped

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UFC fighter Jon Jones accepted a plea deal in Nevada that keeps him out of jail and results in the domestic violence charge against him being dismissed.

Jones pleaded no contest Tuesday to a lesser charge of misdemeanor destruction of property and will pay $750 in restitution to the victim. He also must stay out of trouble and attend anger management counseling.

Jones was charged with felony tampering with a vehicle — a police car — and misdemeanor domestic battery stemming from an incident on Sept. 24 in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were called to Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino after a woman claimed Jones had gotten physical with her. Jones smashed his own head into the hood of the police car upon being taken into custody. He dented the vehicle.

He was in the city for the ceremony marking the induction of his first fight with Alexander Gustafsson in 2013 into the UFC Hall of Fame.

Jones’ record is 26-1-0, with his only UFC loss coming in 2009 to Matt Hamill in a disqualification that remains controversial. He last fought at UFC 247 in February 2020, defeating Dominick Reyes.

–Field Level Media

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