“Almost laughable” – See pros react to Jon Jones’ arrest

"He can't even quarantine right"

From laughing it off outright shaming Jon Jones, there was much backlash for his recent arrest – How did you react? 

While the news of Jon Jones recent arrest was unexpected during an ongoing pandemic, the way that some in the MMA community would react to the news tells a different story. Jones was arrested early Thursday morning for driving while intoxicated (DWI), as well as negligent use of a firearm. He later confessed to intending to continue driving.

See how the MMA community reacted to Jones’ arrest in the player above.


Jones is indisputably one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, however he is also a fighter known for controversy. He has had previous transgressions with the law, such as a DUI and a hit-and-run, and also got into a fight with rival Daniel Cormier at a press conference. There has been speculation that he may be stripped of his title due to this scandal, though the UFC have not commented on those theories.

What’s your reaction to Jon Jones’ arrest?

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com