Ex-UFC Champ Jon Jones Arrested for Probation Violation

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 29, 2016

Jon Jones was arrested for violating his probation in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday.

A search of Bernalillo Country Metro Dentention Center online records confirms at Jones was taken into custody at 10 a.m. MT. TMZ first reported that a judge issued a warrant for Jones’ arrest after the UFC light heavyweight was ticketed for drag racing, having a modified exhausted, swerving between lanes, exhibitionist driving and obscuring his license plates’s registration on March 24. In body camera video of the incident, Jones disputes the police officer’s account and calls him a “f—-ing liar” and a “pig.”

Jones is currently on probation for fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run accident in Albuquerque last year that left a pregnant woman with a broken arm. One of the conditions of Jones’ 18-month probation sentence was that he avoid getting into any further trouble with the law.

The drag racing incident wasn’t Jones’ first brush with law enforcement in 2016. On Jan. 31, he was pulled over for driving 75 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone and was cited for driving without a license, proof of registration or insurance. He was cleared of the violations after providing proof of insurance and registration in court last week and donated $100 to the New Mexico Animal Humane Society as a good faith gesture. Jones was not to face any further penalty for those violation had he stayed out of trouble for the next 90 days.

Jones is scheduled to face Daniel Cormier in a light heavyweight title rematch at UFC 197 on April 23 in Las Vegas. At the moment it is unclear if Jones will have to be removed from the card.

"UFC is aware that Jon Jones turned himself into the Albuquerque Police Department this morning for a potential probation violation stemming from a traffic stop last week," the promotion said in a statement.

"UFC has been in touch with Jones' legal team and will have no further comment until the organization has had appropriate time to gather necessary information."


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