Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is under police custody for violating terms of his probation. Jones was booked into the Bernalillo Detention Center at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday. He is currently serving an 18-month supervised probation sentence stemming for a hit and run accident he caused last April.
The arrest comes from Jones being cited for drag racing on March 24. He was given additional citations for exhibition driving, failure to maintain a driving lane, equipment modifications, and there was a license plate issue.
Video of the traffic stop has made its way online. Jones can be seen and heard entering a verbal confrontation with the police officer. Jones denied that he was drag racing and admitted that he revved his engine to acknowledge a fan who had recognized the UFC fighter.
Jones had signed a plea agreement after a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident that caused bodily harm. In the accident a pregnant woman suffered an injury and a total of three cars were involved.
Jones is scheduled to take on Daniel Comier at UFC 197 on April 23 in Las Vegas. No word has come out if the bout is in jeopardy. The UFC did release a statement saying they are aware of the situation with Jones.
“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. 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.”