Jon Jones won’t go to jail after making plea deal in domestic battery case

Jon Jones is undoubtedly one of the most talented stars the UFC has ever had. He has dominated the light weight division for many years, however, Jones has been unable to control himself outside of the octagon. Jones is in the process of returning to the cage for his heavyweight debut. Instead, an incident in September prevented that altogether.

Now, it looks like Jon Jones has evaded jail time. According to ESPN, “Jones pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, misdemeanor destruction of another’s property, in Las Vegas Court of Justice on Tuesday, stemming from an incident that occurred September 24 in a district vacation in the Las Vegas Strip.”

Basically, the former UFC champion accepted the conviction but refused to admit guilt. Instead of going to jail, Jon Jones, “had to stay out of trouble, pay $750 in victim compensation, and attend anger management counseling,” per ESPN.

Staying out of trouble has never been Jones’ strong point. Regardless, it’s something he must follow if he hopes to get out of jail. It’s incredibly sad to see Jon Jones in this situation, just because he has tarnished his greatness in the UFC. Instead, we will always ask “what could happen” when discussing Jones.

Even so, former champion clearly in need of help and hope, this is the final wake-up call that could turn the tide for him. We’ll see what happens, but Jon Jones would be smart to follow advice on anger management. Maybe he’ll come to peace with his demons in the end, maybe not. Only time will tell.

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