UFC president Dana White admits Jon Jones could be given his marching orders following his latest arrest.

Jones, 34, was arrested in Las Vegas late last month and charged with misdemeanour battery domestic violence and injuring or tampering with a vehicle.



And White hasn't ruled out the possibility of the former light-heavyweight champ being given his walking papers like the recently-released Luis Pena, who was arrested last weekend on charges of battery and domestic violence.

The UFC bigwig said: "Something like that could happen to anybody. Yeah, it could happen to anybody."

Former UFC lightweight Pena was given his marching orders after details of an alleged incident with his girlfriend became public.

White said of The Ultimate Fighter season 27 competitor's release: "This was a bad case.

"And we know that he had problems before that we were trying to help him with.

"This was a pretty nasty one. I don't know if you guys read the police report. But yeah, this one had to happen."

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Jones, who hasn't set foot inside the octagon in over 19 months, was arrested by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department a matter of hours after being inducted into the UFC Hall-of-Fame.

The upstate New Yorker is scheduled to appear in the Las Vegas Justice Court on October 26.

The former pound-for-pound king's latest brush with the law came as a huge surprise to his new advisor Richard Schaefer.

Schaefer told SunSport last month: "Everything was really going very well. When he arrived in Vegas, everything was fine.

"I think when you look at the videos, the night of the hall-of-fame induction, he was great."

Something like that could happen to anybody

He added: "So everything was going great.

"And then, the next day when I wake up, I wake up to this news and I was of course shocked.

"Jon is one of the most genuine and nicest people I have ever met. So yeah, I was, of course, shocked.

"And now we just need to see how this whole thing is going to play out legally before really making a rush to judgement.

"And I think the UFC is taking that same stance.

"I saw an interview with Dana [White] yesterday and he agrees with me in that we just have to see in how this whole thing plays out.

"And then we can make our opinions and we can do like – we just need to see.

"I can't really, from a legal point of view, of course as you can imagine, talk about it."

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