UFC star Jon Jones has been very troubled over the past 15 months, from checking into rehab after testing positive for cocaine and being arrested in a highly publicized hit-and-run accident, the Rochester, NY native has had most of his highlights come outside of the octagon. This along with being stripped of his UFC Light Heavyweight title and being suspended by the organization following his failed drug test.
As of late, Jones was preparing to face off against current Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier in April, whom he had previously defeated in 2014 and won Jones’ vacated championship belt. Last weekend, Bones Jones got entangled with another brush with the law, this time being pulled over for allegedly drag racing. TMZ got a hold of the footage and leaked it to the public, showing the former champ in a tense dispute with the officer as to whether or not he was dragging racing.
Less than 24 hours after the footage was released, Jones has been arrested for violating the terms of his parole, which stipulates that he cannot come into police contact. He was sentenced to 18 months probation for last year’s hit-and-run after pleading guilty and now, his future is in legal limbo. The UFC issued a statement regarding the incident by has remained mum on any extensive details.
Jones’ management told MMAFighting:
Jon and his team are taking this very seriously, and we will let the legal process play out. We are confident he will be released once he has an opportunity to explain to the judge the faces in this case.
Watch the video of the traffic stop below.