Jon Jones is expected to be released from jail after attending a hearing today for violating the terms of his probation.
Jones was still on probation for the hit and run incident in April that injured a pregnant woman. Albuquerque Police released the footage of Jon Jones being pulled over for allegedely drag racing and Jones also received several tickets as a result of the recent police stop.
As a result of the recent violations, Jones has been ordered to do 60hours community service, attend a driving course, anger management classes and will not be able to drive without the permission of his probation officer.
Jones will still be able to take part in his upcoming fight against current Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier and this will take place at UFC 197, April 23rd. The UFC have issued a statement on the matter.
“UFC respects the decision made today by Judge Michael E. Martinez in New Mexico Second Judicial District Court regarding the probation terms of the case involving Jon Jones.
The organization was disappointed to learn that Jones was cited for several traffic offenses last week, as well as concerned by the nature and tone of portions of the conversation between Jones and the citing officer.
Still, UFC respects Jones’ right to contest those traffic citations in court and receive a fair hearing on the matter.
Jones’ scheduled bout on April 23 will proceed as planned, however, Jones understands that the UFC expects him to fully cooperate with the terms of his probation as set forth by Judge Martinez.”