Complaint: MMA champ Jon Jones threatened employee who arrived at his home to perform drug test

Apr. 6—An Albuquerque-area woman has filed a complaint with law enforcement, saying UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones intimidated and threatened her when she went to his home to obtain a urine sample for drug-testing purposes.

Jones, who lives in Albuquerque, is not accused in the incident report of making physical contact with the complainant. But the woman told police Jones "got into her face" and said, "Do you know what happens to people who come to my house? They end up dead."

An arrest report stated that Jones will receive a summons to appear in court to address allegations of assault and interference with communications.

"He is essentially charged and must answer to the charges," Albuquerque Police spokesperson Gilbert Gallegos said.

The woman told police she believed she detected alcohol on Jones' breath.

Jones, contacted by police on Saturday, said he initially became annoyed with the woman and her colleague because he was "hungover from the night before." He said further that he was aware of her previous reports to the UFC and didn't trust her.

He told police he hadn't threatened to harm anyone but told the woman, "Tell everyone at headquarters not to send people to my home so early because it could be a dangerous environment."

On the afternoon of March 30, according to the complaint, the woman and a colleague arrived at Jones' Northeast Heights home to collect a urine sample. She told police she and her colleague work for Drug Free Sport International, a company that provides drug testing for the UFC since that organization ended its ties with the United States Anti-Drug Agency in October.

The UFC announced its partnership with Drug Free Sport International in January.

According to the complaint, the woman and her male colleague were met at Jones' front door by an unidentified man, who directed them to the home's garage. Such visits are typically unannounced to guard against fraudulent samples.

Encountering Jones in the garage, according to the incident report, the woman stated her purpose and showed him her credentials. Jones initially was cooperative, according to the complaint, but wanted the test conducted in the garage. Under those circumstances, the woman left the immediate area and permitted her colleague to observe.

When she returned, the report stated, neither Jones nor her colleague were present. They later appeared, and the woman's colleague, appearing nervous, said Jones had been unable to provide the sample.

According to the complaint, the woman offered to conduct a blood test instead. But Jones picked up the woman's cellphone, which she'd placed on a table next to her testing equipment, and began recording a video while making statements about suing her and her colleague.

Jones told police he did pick up the woman's phone, thinking it was his, and then placed it back on the counter.

The report stated that Jones, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighed in at 248 pounds for his most recent fight, was shirtless throughout the encounter.

In reaction to Jones' statement about visitors to his home ending up dead, according to the complaint, the woman was frightened and tried to discreetly ask her colleague if he thought they should leave.

The report stated that Jones then agreed to provide the urine sample and placed the woman's phone back on the table. Jones and the colleague stepped out to a patio, where the sample was provided.

While she was alone, according to the complaint, she texted her boss but was afraid to call him because she didn't want Jones to see her talking on her phone when he returned.

After leaving Jones' residence, the woman said, she called her supervisor and told him she intended to file a complaint with police. Her supervisor advised against it, she said, but she provided her company with a written summation of the incident.

She filed her complaint with APD on Friday, five days after her visit to Jones' home.

Earlier, on his Instagram page, Jones wrote that the woman and her colleague "behaved quite unprofessionally and even breached standard protocol along with HIPAA laws.

"Through my 20 years of being subjected to drug tests, I have never encountered such an incident with a (doping control officer) before," he said.

The timing of the visit was inconvenient, Jones said, because the woman and her colleague arrived during a birthday party he was throwing for a friend.

"I believe it's perfectly normal to celebrate in the comfort of my own home," he wrote.

Law enforcement also contacted the woman's colleague, who declined to give a statement, he said, because he'd given one to his supervisor.

The police obtained a copy of the statement given to the supervisor, in which it was written that Jones' behavior was at times hostile and that it was "not a pleasant experience."

Jones, 36, has had numerous brushes with the law but none since 2021, when he was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, after his fiancée came to the security desk of a casino-hotel with blood on her face and her clothes.

Jones was located by police on the Vegas Strip, where he head-butted a patrol car. A plea deal was reached in which domestic violence charges were dropped.

In reaction to the incident, Jones denied he'd struck his fiancée but said he'd been out late drinking and needed to stay away from alcohol.

Jones has a 27-1 record as an MMA fighter and is the former UFC light heavyweight champion. He won the UFC heavyweight title by virtue of his victory by first-round submission (guillotine) choke over Ciryl Gane on March 4, 2023.

A scheduled November title defense against former champion Stipe Miocic was canceled when Jones suffered a torn pectoral muscle in training.

Jones is widely considered the best fighter in MMA history.