Jon Jones surrendered to Albuquerque police on Tuesday for a probation violation stemming from a drag-racing citation.
Jones fled the scene of an accident, which resulted in a broken arm for a pregnant motorist, in Albuquerque last year. He currently serves probation and performs community service to expunge any felony charge from his record for that offense. Last Thursday night, a policeman cited the former UFC light-heavyweight champion for drag racing and four other infractions.
The 21-1 fighter claims that he merely revved his engine in acknowledgement of fans. Police video shows Jones berating the cop who pulled him over. The cage fighter caged Tuesday called the cop a “pig” among other names.
“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,” read a statement from the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “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.”
The UFC promotes the Daniel Cormier-Jon Jones rematch, scheduled to take place 0n April 23 in Las Vegas for the light-heavyweight belt that Jones lost due to his legal problems last year. It remains unclear whether Tuesday’s arrest adversely impacts that card.