Court summons UFC Champion Jon Jones Alleged Threats To Kill

Jon Jones Threats To Kill

Jon Jones, UFC heavyweight champion, faces a court summons over allegations of threatening a female anti-doping officer at his Albuquerque residence on March 30.

The incident was reported to the police on Friday.

According to a police report obtained by the BBC, the complainant stated that Jones, purportedly intoxicated, threatened her life and confiscated her phone after she requested a urine sample in the presence of two anti-doping officers.

In response, Jones uploaded a video on Instagram, asserting that it depicted both drug test officers “leaving my home after the testing session, where we exchanged a high five and a hug.”

He accused one of the testers of violating standard protocols and health insurance laws, acknowledging his frustration but denying any threatening behavior. He emphasized that the encounter ended amicably.

The 36-year-old athlete, widely known as “Bones,” last fought in March 2023, defeating Ciryl Gane of France via submission.

With world titles in both light-heavyweight and heavyweight divisions, Jones is hailed as one of the sport’s premier fighters. Notably, he remains undefeated since his sole loss to Matt Hamill in 2009.

Jones faced a 15-month backdated suspension in 2018 for violating the UFC’s anti-doping policy. Although stripped of his light-heavyweight title due to testing positive for a banned substance before UFC 214 in 2017, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) concluded that Jones did not intentionally cheat.

In 2023, Jones expressed relief at feeling vindicated from being labeled a “steroid cheat” following adjustments to threshold levels for certain prohibited drugs in 2019.