Jon Jones Accused Of Threatening And Assaulting Drug Testing Agent, Jones Denies The Allegations

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UFC Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been accused of assaulting and threatening to kill a drug testing agent.

According to NBC News, a report was filed alleging that Jones was unhappy about being visited for a surprise drug test on March 30.

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Anti-doping officer Crystal Martinez claims Jones became angry about the drug-testing process, took her phone and put his face near to hers and said: "Why you f****** people come so early? Do you know what happens to people who come to my house? They end up dead."

She also claims that Jones assaulted her.

According to a police report, Martinez claims Jones was unhappy during the collection process and was unable to pass urine, prompting her to suggest a blood test, which she claims made him angrier. Ms. Martinez told New Mexico police that Jones may have been drunk.

Jones was issued a summons to appear in court based on allegations of assault and interfering with communications in relation to taking the phone. The summons doubled as his arrest, and it does not appear Jones was taken into custody or formally charged.

On Instagram, Jones denied the allegations and showed footage of the agents leaving his house.

I want to address reports about me allegedly threatening a drug tester’s life and taking a phone, I want to clarify that there is a video showing both drug testers leaving my home after the testing session, where we exchanged a high five and a hug. Although I was frustrated with the unprofessionalism and used profanity out of frustration it ended friendly and amicably, nothing threatening at all. I was actually celebrating a friend’s birthday party at my home, and I believe it’s perfectly normal to celebrate in the comfort of my own home.

I must say, this particular tester behaved quite unprofessionally and even breached standard protocol along with HIPAA laws. Throughout my 20 years of being subjected to drug tests, I have never encountered such an incident with a DCO officer before.

Jones has not fought since winning the UFC Heavyweight Title in March 2023. He was scheduled to fight at UFC 295 in November 2023, but suffered a pectoral tendon tear ahead of the bout.

Fightful will update fans on the situation when more is known.

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