UFC fighter Jon Jones did not take the fact that he was receiving five tickets very well after being stopped by a police officer recently. MMA Junkie shared about what went down when Jones was stopped by a police officer for allegedly drag racing. This happened last Thursday when Jones was stopped by police. Albuquerque Police Department shared that Jones was cited for drag racing, exhibition driving, weaving, failing to properly display his license and modifying his exhaust pipe.
The video of Jon Jones and the police officer talking was released by police. Jones was pulled over for allegedly drag racing, but he denied it the entire time. During the stop, Jones even called the cop a “liar” and a “pig.” Many viewers are not happy to hear the way he was talking to the police officer.
Jones did speak out on The MMA Hour and he stated he didn’t do it. Jones said “I definitely wasn’t drag racing. I got emotional and said some things that I probably shouldn’t have said to a police officer.” At this time, Jon Jones is already on probation from a hit and run accident that happened 11 months ago. This left a pregnant woman with a broken arm.
Jones also got in trouble with the law recently for driving without a license, registration or proof of insurance. Jon tried to say that he was driving with a passport and didn’t seem to understand why he couldn’t do that, seeming to think that it was okay. The DA isn’t sure what will happen to Jones and shared, “As of yet don’t have the actual tickets in hand or the circumstances. But that will certainly be something we’ll be looking into, what the effect on the probation could be. Now, we just don’t have the information.”
ESPN actually shared a statement from Jon Jones wherein he gave his side of the story.
“I was not drag racing nor was I speeding. I did not get a speeding ticket. I was driving within the speed limit of the 35mph zone. I feel that police used a technicality to ticket me for drag racing, for simply revving my engine and acknowledging some of my local fans. I regrettably said words to the police officer out of frustration, for which I apologize for, but I do feel this was excessive.”
Jon’s attorney, Vincent Ward, shared that Jones does admit that he revved up his engine, but it was not because he was drag racing. Instead, it was because Jon Jones was actually acknowledging a fan and then he ended up getting pulled over.
Jon Jones is the former UFC light heavyweight and has a scheduled fight coming up soon. Jones is supposed to fight champion Daniel Cormier in a rematch on April 23 for UFC 197. The UFC does know about what happened with Jon Jones and shared a statement revealing, “We are aware of the situation and are looking into the matter. We’ve also been in touch with Jon’s team regarding the matter.”
UFC fans are very curious to see if this could affect Jon Jones upcoming fight. They want to see him back in the octagon again, but at this time, the UFC and Dana White are not really sharing anything. They are reportedly looking into the situation.
Do you feel like Jon Jones acted appropriate when this all went down with the police officer? Do you think that the UFC will end up doing anything to Jon for the way he acted and the tickets? Sound off in the comments below on your thoughts.
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