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Jon Jones: ‘I Screwed Up, Big Time’

Written by Tom Ngo
May 21st, 2012
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UFC Light Heavyweight Jon Jones

For the first time since ramming his $190,000 Bentley into a pole and getting arrested on suspicion of DUI, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (Pictured) has addressed the public regarding Saturday morning’s mishap.

On Monday, Jones used his Facebook to apologize for embarrassing those closest to him. “Bones” took the opportunity to thank his friends and family for their undying support, while pointing out he’s received plenty of grief for getting locked up.

Very little information has been released regarding Jones’ arrest. However, the 24-year-old’s representatives have asked the public to respect the privacy of Jones and his family while the facts are being gathered.

Jones is currently scheduled to defend his crown against Dan Henderson at UFC 151 on September 1st.

Here is Jones’ complete Facebook post (Courtesy of MiddleEasy):

“Man I haven’t added anyone new to my Facebook page in like three years and right now I’m so glad that I haven’t. It has literally been sickening to have so many people try to kick me while I’m down. At the same time, I totally understand, I gave them the leeway to. I screwed up, big time. Just needed to say thank you to all you guys for being amazing friends/supporters.

Always having to deal with so many critics, haters and fickle mma fans, I almost forgot how strong of a home base I had (607 and people that knew me before I was a champion fighter). Although the hell that will come with this hasn’t even started yet, I want you guys to know how much better you’ve all made me feel, not only about this situation but about life, everything. It’s good to feel that people are there and care. With that being said, I felt I should apologize to you first.

I’m truly sorry to those of you that I may have embarrassed in any way, to those of you with kids that I may have let down. I will prove to them as well as to myself, that no matter what is happening in life, we can always work our way back and make things even better than before. Reading you guys uplifting comments was a great reminder for me to not give up on who I am or all the hateful people. I’m not gonna allow this situation to outweigh the positive. I love you guys right back and I promise to make things right. PS sorry about the terrible grammar : )”

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