Jon Jones charged with battery for alleged assault at strip club

Uh oh, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones might be in trouble again.

Jones has been charged with one count of battery after allegedly choking a cocktail waitress at an Albuquerque strip club. 

Jones has not been arrested for the incident.

Alleged assault

A cocktail waitress working at TD’s Eubank Showclub in Albuquerque called police to her home and alleged that Jones assaulted her.

According to reports, she was “slapped inappropriately” and “pulled down to his lap and kissed her neck” By Jones. 

The UFC champion was also accused of allegedly placing the waitress in a choke hold and lifted her off the ground, she told police.

Jones did not appear at a bond arraignment at Albuquerque Metropolitan Court on June 11, according to online court records.

Online court 
records also state that it attempted to send Jones a letter later that month, but bounced back June 24.

The court issued a bench warrant against him the following day.

Bond settled

Jones paid the $300 cash bond Sunday at the Metropolitan Court, per the KRQE News 13 report.

A Jones spokesperson told KRQE News 13 that “Bones” first heard of the charge and warrant when the media outlet informed him of it.

“Today, the media told Mr. Jones about a false accusation launched against him and that paperwork had been sent to an incorrect address,” James Hallinan said in a statement sent to KRQE 13 News. “However, after receiving the documents from the press, Mr. Jones immediately went to pay the small fee, and he, and multiple witnesses, stand ready to factually refute the malicious lies being told about him to the public.”

The warrant was lifted after Jones paid the bond Sunday, per the report.

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