Bodycam footage exhibits Jon Jones emotionally distressed as he headbutts a police automobile, performs the race card and implores officers to kill him throughout his arrest exterior of a Las Vegas resort and on line casino on the night time of his UFC Corridor of Fame induction.
Jones, 34, was arrested by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division final September on costs of misdemeanor battery home violence and felony injuring and tampering with a automobile, the newest incident in a years-long historical past of authorized hassle for the previous UFC gentle heavyweight champion.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal obtained the arrest video, which exhibits Jones’ conduct throughout his interplay with police, together with head-butting a police automobile.
“Why are you doing this?” a handcuffed Jones asks as he leans over the hood. “That is so humiliating. I received the Corridor of Fame tonight, and then you definately’re gonna put me on this by strolling down the road.”
The video exhibits Jones behaving erratically, asking for the names of the officers earlier than mocking them repeatedly. “You f*cking nerd, I hate you,” Jones says. “I hate you! I hate you! You f*cking nerd! I hate you a lot!”
At one level, Jones appears to achieve an emotional breaking level when he says, “Bro, grasp me, damage me and kill me. What did I do?” His voice breaks a second later as he yells, “A Black man can’t drink?! Getting elected into the Corridor of Fame, and that is what I received?!”
Though upset with the occasions happening, Jones appeared to answer the officers’ instructions, however he repeatedly accused them of racial profiling him.
“I got here from my Corridor of Fame ceremony, and I’m Black, and I’ve my associates, and I did nothing to you,” Jones says.
Moments later, Jones headbutts the automobile, showing to place a dent within the hood, which prompted the officers to maneuver Jones contained in the police cruiser as they attempt to calm him down.
Police initially have been referred to as to Caesars Palace on the morning of Sept. 24 in response to a report of a home disturbance. Jones’ fiancee, Jessie Moses, told police that Jones put his fingers on her, however the incident was “not too bodily.”
Within the police report, Moses was noticed with blood on her clothes and a bump with dried blood on her lip. The report additionally described Moses as “scared” to speak about Jones.
In December, Jones reached a plea deal with prosecutors, leading to a dismissal of the home violence cost. He additionally pled no contest to a misdemeanor cost of destruction of property.
The complete bodycam footage may be seen within the video above.