Jones has had his fair share of legal issues in recent years, and Sonnen has been among the first to condemn him.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones slammed his detractors as more facts of Chael Sonnen’s alleged hotel altercation in Las Vegas emerged. Chael Sonnen was charged with felony battery by strangulation and ten minor battery counts in connection with the alleged attack earlier this month. On March 16, the felony and ten misdemeanour battery offences were filed. He is accused of striking a couple without ‘provocation’ on December 18 during his alleged ‘rampage.’
In light of the latest claims against ‘The American Gangster,’ Jon Jones resorted to Twitter to bash his detractors, including Dan Hooker and Brendan Schaub:
“Dan Hooker, Brendan Schaub, Is this what you guys are jumping down my throat about? Man everyone and their mom covered my story when I was an asshole in Las Vegas, Sonnen allegedly attacks his wife, another woman along with like five men and crickets.”
The tweet was deleted by “Bones” shortly.
Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen have been battling for quite some time, with the two trading insults on social media. Jones was arrested on the same night he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame for his historic first bout with Alexander Gustafsson, and ‘The American Gangster’ lambasted him for blaming his arrest.
Jones was charged with domestic battery, as well as harming and tampering with a car.
The alleged hotel incident was reported in December of last year, resulting in Chael Sonnen receiving five battery penalties. According to online court records, a judge dropped the five misdemeanour citations in January. On social media, Jon Jones replied to the original incident:
“Chael Sonnen, I’m not gonna sit here and celebrate you getting battery charges against a female last night. That would make me like you, and I’m nothing like you. Instead, I will wish your family well, I wish the victim’s family well.”
Jones was dissatisfied with the first exchanges and took advantage of the opportunity to retaliate against his detractors. However, the former champion may be getting a bit ahead of himself because the charges have yet to be substantiated, which means Sonnen has not been found guilty. It’s simply a matter of time before further information emerges to verify Sonnen’s innocence or culpability.