Jon Jones has broken his silence over his latest arrest and subsequent plea deal.
The UFC light heavyweight champion was arrested for an aggravated DWI and negligent use of a firearm last Thursday, and has since come to a plea deal agreement with Albuquerque officials that will see him avoid jail time.
Instead, he will serve 96 hours of house arrest, amongst other agreements and penalties.
In a statement released to the media, Tuesday, Jones apologised for the latest controversy and acknowledged it as a personal setback.
“While we all work to understand and cope with stress and uncertainties surrounding the current state of our world, I want to express how truly disappointed I am that I have become the source of a negative headline again, especially during these trying times,” the statement read.
“I am disappointed for letting down the people I care about the most, my family, friends and my fans. This morning I entered into a plea deal with the Albuquerque DA’s office. I accept full responsibility for my actions and I know that I have some personal work to do which involves the unhealthy relationship I have with alcohol.
“I have dedicated so much time and energy to improve my community and I will not allow this personal setback to hinder my work within the community when we need it most.
“I truly appreciate the support I have received from the community of Albuquerque and all my fans around the world. I very much look forward to putting this behind me. Thanks you all for your continued love and support and please take care of yourselves.”