UFC champion Jon Jones pleaded ‘no contest’ after being accused of assaulting a woman at a New Mexico strip club

  • Jon Jones has pleaded “no contest” to a charge of disorderly conduct after a woman accused him of assaulting her at a New Mexico strip club.
  • The incident reportedly occurred on April 19, 2019, at “TD’s Eubank Showclub” in Albuquerque.
  • A waitress said Jones put her in chokehold, kissed her neck, and slapped her genitals according to KRQE News.
  • Jones received a 90-day deferred sentence, during which he must avoid arrest and consume no alcohol or drugs.
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Jon Jones has pleaded “no contest” to a charge of disorderly conduct after a woman accused him of assaulting her at a New Mexico strip club, ESPN reports.

The alleged incident apparently occurred on April 19, 2019, at “TD’s Eubank Showclub” in Albuquerque.

Jones was accused by a waitress of putting her in a chokehold and kissing her neck without consent, before putting her down and slapping her genitals, according to KRQE News.

The 32-year-old fighter was initially charged with misdemeanor battery in July, according to The Washington Post. He denied the accusations.

On Tuesday, October 15, Jones stood before the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court and pleaded “no contest” to a charge of disorderly conduct, ESPN said.

A plea of “no contest” in New Mexico is considered a “concession of the charge without admission of guilt,” according to ESPN.

Jones received a 90-day deferred sentence, during which time he must avoid arrest, consume no alcohol or drugs, and make no contact with the accuser.

Business Insider contacted Jones’ manager, Malki Kawa, for comment.

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Jones is one of the UFC’s most controversial athletes

In 2015, the American pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, after allegedly running a red light and crashing into a pregnant woman in his SUV. He was sentenced to 18-months of supervised probation according to MMA Mania, which ended in March 2017.

Jones has also been banned from the UFC for failing drug tests.

The most recent test-fail was in February 2018, when he had his fight license revoked by The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). The state also banned him from reapplying for a new license for a year, after he tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid Turinabol.

He returned to the Octagon in July 2019, when he beat Thiago Santos by split decision at UFC 239 in defense of his light heavyweight championship title.

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