Dana White Says He Isn’t Punishing Jon Jones After Latest Arrest


UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones was arrested this past March and charged with aggravated DWI, negligent use of a firearm, possession of an open container, and driving with no proof of insurance.

One person who hasn’t spoken to Jones since the arrest this past March is UFC President Dana White.

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“I have not,” White said to Combate (via Nolan King of MMA Junkie). “I have not talked to him, but we completely expect him to compete this year.”

Jones would plead guilty to a DWI, which led to Jones being sentenced to 96 hours of community custody, better known as house arrest, one year of supervised probation, 90 days of outpatient therapy and 48 hours of community service, while Jones will have to wear an ankle monitor and can only leave his residence with prior permission.

While Jones has been punished for his crimes by the authorities, one person who won’t be punishing Jones is White.

“Not from me,” says White.

There is no word yet on when Jones will fight next, as he last competed in the main event of UFC 247, defeating Dominick Reyes by unanimous decision.

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