UFC Light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is in trouble with the police again after being charged with battery in relation to a strip club incident back in April.
A cocktail waitress at TD’s Eubank Showcase in Albuquerque alleges that Jones, “slapped her inappropriately,” and “pulled her down to his lap and kissed her neck,” before allegedly putting her in a chokehold and lifting her off the ground.
Jones was supposed to appear at a bond arraignment on June 11th, but failed to attend, leading to a warrant being issued for his arrest, while a letter from the court written later that month bounced back.
However, Jones has now paid a $300 cash bond on Sunday after the story broke in the news and his spokesman has since claimed the allegations against him are false and that he hadn’t known about the warrant because the paperwork had been sent to the wrong address.
“Today, the media told Mr. Jones about a false accusation launched against him and that paperwork had been sent to an incorrect address,” James Hallinan told KRQE 13 News in a statement. “However, after receiving the documents from the press, Mr. Jones immediately went to pay the small fee, and he, and multiple witnesses, stand ready to factually refute the malicious lies being told about him to the public.”