Jon Jones, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion,Talks About DWI Arrest
Jon Jones, who is a UFC light heavyweight champion, was headed into Saturday evening’s UFC 152. He is currently one of the most popular athletes talked about by critics for a number of reasons, including his DWI arrest. Before the UFC 152 evening, Jones, who is 205 pounds, sat down with commentator Joe Rogan to talk about his DWI arrest and conviction that occurred earlier this year. Jones was arrested on May 19, 2012 for a DWI charge. Consequently, he was responsible for a fine of $1,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for 6 months. Jones stated that the “DWI was a wake-up call, but mostly served notice that he wasn’t perfect and showed everyone he was capable of making mistakes.”
In addition, Jones said, “I was kind of living miserably trying to be the golden boy for the UFC. So my DWI, it was terrible to get behind the wheel of a car while I was already under the influence, it was a bad decision, but it set me free. Now people know, yeah, I will drink on occasion, and I am a 25-year-old guy who does dumb stuff.”
The UFC light heavyweight champion ended on a note stating that he was trying to recover from his mistakes and looking forward to fighting his opponent, Vitor Belfortalso. He admitted to reporters that “the end result of driving drunk could have been deadly for others as well as an obvious danger to his own health.”
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