Las Vegas, NV – Police have released bodycam video of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star Jon Jones bashing his head into a police car and calling officers names when he was arrested for domestic violence hours after he was inducted into his sport’s Hall of Fame (video below).
Bodycam video showed that Jones immediately and repeatedly accused Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officers of arresting him because of his race when they took him into custody in front of Caesars Palace on Sept. 24, 2021.
He demanded the officers “say your name publicly” for those recording on cell phones around them.
“Humiliate me on my Hall of Fame night,” an emotional Jones screamed. “You f-king nerd. I hate you. I hate you.”
Jones yelled that he was only being arrested because he was “big and black,” TMZ reported.
“You been drinking a little?” one of the officers asked him in the video.
“A black man can’t drink?” Jones asked, clearly irate. “Getting elected to the hall of fame and now this is what I got?”
Then he started jumping crazily around, as if on a pogo stick, and the officers told him to relax and calmly put him across the hood of the car again.
“What did I do?” Jones screamed repeatedly and then banged his head hard on the hood of the police car.
That was when the officers placed him in the back of the patrol vehicle for his own safety, the video showed.
The incident that led to the arrest began in the early morning hours after Jones returned to his hotel after going out drinking with some friends to celebrate one of his big fights making the Hall of Fame, MMA Fighting reported.
The police report said that when Jessie Moses, Jones’ girlfriend of 17 years with whom he shares three children, went down to the front desk of the hotel to get another key to their room, a member of the security staff noticed that she had blood on her face and on her shirt.
The security guard asked her about the blood on her lip and Moses indicated she was afraid to go back to her hotel room, MMA Fighting reported.
Then one of the couple’s children asked the security guard “can you call the cops?” according to the police report.
Moses told responding officers that “she was sleeping and Jones came back, [he] was not very happy,” MMA Fighting reported.
She admitted the UFC Hall of Famer had gotten “a little bit” physical with her.
The police report said Moses told officers that Jones “touched the back of my head and pulled my hair a little bit but he did not hit me or anything.”
She told officers he grabbed her by the hair because she was “trying to leave the room,” according to MMA Fighting.
But officers saw blood on Moses’ clothing and a bump with “dried up blood on the lower part of her lip as if she was in a physical altercation,” according to the police report.
She blamed the bloody lip on having dry lips, but the police report said Moses had blood “around her lips, chin and all over her sweatshirt,” as well as a swollen lower lip, MMA Fighting reported.
Officers wrote in the police report that the domestic violence victim “seemed scared to even talk about” Jones.
Police said Moses seemed most concerned about when her alleged abuser would be released from jail and asked how long she had until he was out, but she declined to file a protective order, MMA Fighting reported.
Jones tweeted that his fiancé had dumped him after the incident when the video was released, TMZ reported.
“My fiancé left me about two months ago, today she finalized that she won’t be coming back. If you are a Jon Jones hater, have a toast, I feel like s-t,” Jones wrote.
He later deleted the post, according to TMZ.
But the UFC fighter joked about the bodycam video of his arrest.
“lol I was hoping that video got lost in some files somewhere” Jones tweeted Feb. 24.
“Don’t worry,” one fan tweeted back. “I don’t think many saw it.”
Jones has previously been arrested at least four times.
He was arrested for DUI in 2012, for felony hit-and run in 2015, and after an incident involving a waitress and a strip club in 2019, according to Fox News.
Jones was also arrested for aggravated DWI, negligent use of a firearm, possession of an open container, and no proof of insurance in March of 2020.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content and Obscene Language: