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Jon Jones Claims He’s 60 Days Sober, 58 Days Following September Las Vegas Arrest

Former two-time UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones has claimed he has been in a period of sobriety for 60 days following his most recent arrest in Las Vegas, Nevada following an alleged incident of battery domestic violence against his fiancée, Jesse Moses, and a felony charge of tampering or injuring a vehicle, despite the fact the incident allegedly occurred just 58 days ago.

In the hours following his induction into the Fight Wing of the UFC Hall of Fame for his first in a series of fights with multiple-time title challenger, Alexander Gustafsson, Jones was picked up and arrested by responding law enforcement officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department near the grounds of the Ceasars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada following alleged battery domestic violence incident involving the aforenoted, Moses.

During his arrest, Jones is also alleged to have tampered with or injured a vehicle when he allegedly headbutted the hood of a police cruiser resulting in a medium-sized dent and causing the paint to chip as a result.

In the time since his arrest, Jones has been informed by longtime head coach, Mike Winkeljohn from Jackson-Wink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico that he would be suspended from the facility while he deals with his alcohol abuse issues. And recently traveled to Arizona to train alongside former undisputed UFC bantamweight and flyweight champion, Henry Cejudo at the Fight Ready MMA facility.

Posting on his Twitter over the course of last weekend, Jones claimed that he had been sober for a period of 60 days so far. However, following the alleged battery domestic violence incident, a period of 58 days ago on September 24. at the time of writing, Jones claimed that he would be leaving alcohol in his past.

Be sober-minded; be watchful,” Jones tweeted. “Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. My family, my life, my career could’ve been over after what happened in Las Vegas. But God had other plans for me. 60 days sober and counting.

Jones also recently claimed that people who discussed his recent arrest in the months following the incident had their priorities in the wrong place.

If you’re still talking about what happened in Las Vegas but you’re living at your mom’s house, your priorities are in the wrong place my friend,” Jones tweeted. “You over there focusing on another man’s troubles, I’m over here focusing on getting farther ahead of you.

Jones is still expected to return to active competition next year as per UFC president, Dana White. And is expected to appear in court on November 30. in order to face a status check following the filing of a criminal complaint against him in relation to his September 24. last arrest.

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