Jon Jones, a light heavyweight fighter in the UFC, was arrested on Tuesday by the Probation and Parole unit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. On Thursday the week prior Jon Jones received five tickets resulting from an illegal drag race that Jones allegedly participated in.
The footage provided by the police officer who stopped Jon Jones showed Jon Jones being very disrespectful to police officers and questioning their honesty.
Last September Jon Jones pled guilty to a felony hit-and-run charge. In January Jones was ticketed for driving without a license, registration, and proof of insurance. The most recent tickets mean that Jones has violated his probation.
Jon Jones is fighting in the main event against light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 197.
The UFC said in a statement:
“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. 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.”
However, many pro fighters seem to believe that the police in the area are out to get or frame Jon Jones out of personal disdain for Jones.
Jon Jones is one of the best fighters ever in the UFC but all historical evidence has shown that he is incapable of getting out of his own way. Jones was the light heavyweight champion before being stripped after he went to jail. Cormier has been the interim championship since then.
The UFC is hoping that Jones is able to stay active and fight in UFC 197, otherwise that PPV program could be a financial mess for the promotion.