Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier is still on

Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier is still on

By Edward Carbajal

Photo: Edward Carbajal/The Blogboard Jungle.com

Photo: Edward Carbajal/The Blogboard Jungle.com

After spending three days in jail, Jon Jones is being released for violating his parole when he received five tickets during a traffic stop last weekend. The main event bout at UFC 197 is safe and it seems Jones has yet again escaped any hard reactions from the promotion he fights for, or the law. A plea deal was reached that requires a driver-improvement course, anger-management course, completing an additional 60 hours of community service, and the approval from his probation officer to drive.

The UFC issued the following statement after the proceedings:

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.
— UFC.com

Jones seems to be running out of chances, but it looks like UFC 197 still has a main event. You can see his court hearing below.

Edward Carbajal is a contributing writer for MMA at Page2sports.com and Frontproof Media. You can follow Edward on Twitter @Carbazel or at his website TheBlogBoardJungle.com. Check out his podcast on Spreaker.

 

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