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Pros react to Jon Jones’ latest police run-in, arrest

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones turned himself into police Tuesday morning following his latest run-in with the Albuquerque Police Department.

The arrest stemmed from a probation violation due to a controversial incident last week which saw the pound-for-pound great receive five traffic tickets, including one for drag racing. In body camera footage released Monday, a furious Jones called the officer a “f*cking liar” and a “pig,” while adamantly denying any wrongdoing. As of this writing, Jones is still scheduled to rematch UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier on April 23 at UFC 197.

While Jones’ exploits often draw only contempt from his fellow fighters, that doesn’t appear to be the case this time. Mixed among the usual criticism were several fighters who sympathized with Jones as the victim of racial profiling. Check out reaction from the pros below.

Flying too close to the sun champ. #WiseUp

— Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) March 29, 2016

Man it hurts to see another African American man take L’s like this. #gottodobetter

— Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) March 29, 2016

The police officer that pulled @JonnyBones over is the stereotyping, targeting,profiling, harassing type that give good officers a bad wrap

— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) March 29, 2016

Jon jones drag races in 35mph zones yee haaa

— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) March 28, 2016

Most cops don’t keep their composure that well. Kind of impressive lol https://t.co/lbKdXsliQf

— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) March 28, 2016

Since when did the police force in Albuquerque, New Mexico, start filming #UFCEmbedded?

— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) March 29, 2016

@goonerjb @UFCONFOX Agreed. Not cool at all. He does have a bad rep, ….View full article

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