UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones talks to the media before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 54th Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, February 26, 2012.
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Jones' management confirmed in a release that the 24-year-old mixed martial arts champion was arrested early Saturday in Binghamton, N.Y., at around 5 a.m.
Jones manager Malki Kawa issued this release: "I can confirm that Jon Jones was arrested early this morning on suspicion of DUI. While the facts of this situation are still being gathered and situated, First Round Management fully supports Jon, and we are asking for fans and media to respect the privacy of Jon and his family during this time."
Jones became the UFC's youngest ever champion when he defeated Mauricio (Shogun) Rua at UFC 128 in March 2011.
Last month, Jones defeated Rashad Evans.
He is scheduled to fight Dan Henderson in Las Vegas on September 1.