Imagine Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo getting arrested again and again or a Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Roger Federer or Sachin Tendulkar’s mugshot being released multiple times on different occasions for different crimes. It just does not happen! However, not in MMA. While the sport has been for years trying really hard to earn more and more credibility among mainstream media globally, one of the sports’ biggest stars and arguable GOAT Jon Jones just cannot stay out of trouble.
Jon Jones was arrested yesterday…..again! This time for driving under influence (DWI) and for the negligent use of a firearm. This latest arrest of Jones sent MMA Twitter into a complete and total frenzy as fellow athletes who took to Twitter to vent out their frustration at Jones’ irresponsible behaviour.
Jones got himself arrested on the night of 25th March by the Albuquerque Police Department. According to certain police reports, the city’s PD responded to a shots fired call. When they arrived on the scene they found Jones in the driver’s seat of his vehicle, appearing to be intoxicated. Jones then failed a field sobriety test and also twice failed a breathalyzer test.
Below is a compilation of some of the top tweets:
See, there’s no need to panic. The world’s still perfectly normal. https://t.co/YuWyN0MukI
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) March 26, 2020
Not even the corona virus can keep, Bill fuckin cosby Jones off of the streets of abq during this global pandemic!! What a bitch! THE FAKEST FUCK EVER!!! Fake ass supporters & followers too 🖕🏼⚔️ #realburque
— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) March 26, 2020
Jon Jones will now cry in an online press conference and blame Corona injected dick pills for fucking up. What a tool 🔧
— Chi Lewis-Parry (@RealChopperChi) March 26, 2020
don’t send him to jail he won’t learn his lesson, lock him in a cage with me instead. https://t.co/W1Gp6PrVR3
— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) March 26, 2020
geez, this doofus gets DWIs like he's filling out a punch card and the 8th one's free https://t.co/yoA4X6mUfk
— Jon Jones (@jonjones) March 26, 2020
This guy again 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️ WOW guess what nothing gonna happens again! Wow what a shame!
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) March 26, 2020
For the life of me I can’t figure out why he doesn’t hire a buddy and pay him $50k a year to be his driver https://t.co/VcTyztKiVG
— Funky Ben (@Benaskren) March 26, 2020
One guys says I shall get a bottle of whiskey.
One guy says I shall go the mission and pray.
One guys says I shall finish the game.#iShallFinishTheGame
— Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) March 26, 2020
Obviously as a recovery/addiction advocate I sympathize with Jon here, but at the same time at one point or another its black and white… either learn from your mistakes and set a good example, especially with the size of the platform he has, or fuck it all up… https://t.co/nP9tHg5yCS
— Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) March 26, 2020
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"OMG I cant believe he would do such a thing"…🙄. . . . Yall remember when he sold yall wolf tickets on being a "changed man" and I called his bluff and told yall "just wait, he going to mess up again.". But I was just being a hater and chanting "Amen Champ!!" for him……WELL HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF AND 'Cantgetright' does it again…🤦🏿♂️ . . . . #cantgetright #itoldyall #somepeopleneverchange
— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) March 26, 2020
Come on Jon, you have to find more clever way to hide from me than a jail ;).
— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) March 26, 2020
Wise people said #stayathome, but no…
— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) March 26, 2020
Corona made him do it https://t.co/4qDxUzCWGP
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 26, 2020
JBJ trending? pic.twitter.com/c2JswZQwzx
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) March 26, 2020
Per this report, after his arrest, Jon Jones was found to have a bottle of Recuerdo (Jorge Masvidal's mezcal) behind the passenger's seat of his car.
This is another troubling chapter in Jones's life and career and I hope that he is able to receive the help that he needs. https://t.co/wcItFLhOS0
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) March 26, 2020
— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) March 26, 2020
Ahh April fools prank!! Damn this self isolation thing is messing with me…I thought is was still March 🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/3gMC05KXVM
— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) March 26, 2020
I'm sure many people are going to take this opportunity to dunk on Jon, but I just find it sad. https://t.co/23f0RqzBFT
— Mike Chiappetta MMA (@MikeChiappetta) March 26, 2020
I hate to say I told you so 🤷🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️ I need to give this man some medicine. Do you think I could fix him? 🐒🍄👨🏻🚀 #ufc #jonejones #bonesjones #mma #bjj #muaythai #kickboxing #wrestling #traumahealing… https://t.co/5Bt4PdhHd8
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) March 26, 2020
"Sobering truth is, his history dictates and determines that the same thing is going to happen. That is him at his core… He will not change. He's the same guy. He's rotten at his core and he will continue to f*** up." – Daniel Cormier on Jon Jones in 2016 prior to UFC 200. pic.twitter.com/XJtWVD9pjh
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) March 26, 2020
This is the most talented fighter in the history of MMA. Imagine if other sports had to deal with their GOAT being such a mess. It's drives me nuts. https://t.co/rbftyvxHxu
— Sean O'Connell (@realOCsports) March 26, 2020
I'm guessing the UFC will outright not even give a shit about this. So long as an AC is willing to licence him they will not bother taking any kind of stand. https://t.co/qgGBZr3jSa
— Erik Magraken (@erikmagraken) March 26, 2020
This dude's brain is broken https://t.co/olvDmaEHjR
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) March 26, 2020
— MMA India (@MMAIndiaShow) March 26, 2020
— MMA India (@MMAIndiaShow) March 27, 2020
I think UFCs 205 div needs a new champ! ( One thats not forever in trouble!)
I think me and Reyes deserve to fight for that belt! @danawhite @Mickmaynard2 @ufc @DomReyes @UFCBrasil @Alexdavismma @espnmma
— Thiago Marreta (@TMarretaMMA) March 26, 2020