Nearly every top heavyweight on the UFC’s roster will be in Las Vegas this weekend hoping to put on the performances of their lives. Light heavyweight king Jon Jones (Pictured) is also on his way to The Strip, but to suffer the repercussions of the life-changing actions he took last Saturday.
According to the BostonHerald, UFC president Dana White and co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta have summoned Jones to their corporate office for a heart-to-heart regarding their golden boy’s DUI arrest.
“It’s really sitting down and figuring out what is it you want to do,” White said of their impending powwow. “You’re 24 years old, you could be a force in this sport for the next 10 years and go down as the greatest ever – beat everybody, do all this stuff, be the first guy to break through and get a Nike deal, the first guy to get Gatorade and all these other things. Do you want to be that guy or do you want to go the other way?
“You can go the other way, too, and you can be the total bad guy, make a few million here or there and then go tell everybody to go, ‘(Expletive) off.’ It’s no different whether it’s the UFC, boxing, the NBA, the NFL – it’s the guys who really focus and get their (stuff) together no matter how old you are, whether you’re 21 or 31. That’s what we’ve got to figure out where Jones is at and what he wants to do.”
Around 5AM this past Saturday, Jones wrapped his $190,000 Bentley around a pole in Binghamton, New York. He was arrested on the scene for suspicion of DUI.
“Bones” has been radio silent since the incident, outside of an apologetic Facebook post which he subsequently deleted. His representatives have asked the public to respect the privacy of Jones and his family while the facts are being gathered.
According to FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight,” Jones is set to be arraigned May 29th. He faces faces a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $1,000 fine.