Earlier this week, UFC star Jon Jones turned himself in after footage surfaced of him being pulled over and ticketed for various traffic infractions. The encounter with police meant that he violated the terms of his probation stemming from a 2015 hit-and-run accident where he fled the scene. Today (March 31), Jones appeared at probation violation hearing in New Mexico Second Judicial District Court and had more provisions added to his probation.
This is good news for Jones, as he avoids doing any jail time, making him available for his April 23rd bout against Daniel Cormier at UFC 197 in Las Vegas. Per Judge Michael E. Martinez, the 28-year-old fighter must attend anger management and driver improvement courses, along with 60 more hours added onto to his community service within the next three months.
The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s office also wanted the judge to levy a nightly 10 p.m. curfew for Jones but Martinez declined the provision. With that said, he did tell the fighter that if he is back in court before the end of his probation, “it won’t go well” for him.