The UFC 197 main event is back on as Jon Jones is free to go home after his hearing in district court today.
The UFC star admitted to a probation violation at his hearing in New Mexico Second Judicial District Court and had new provisions added to his existing probation, reports MMA Fighting.
Jones agreed to attend anger management and driver improvement courses as well, as do 60 more hours of community service, plus he’ll also be required to get approval from his probation officer every time he wants to drive.
Judge Michael E. Martinez added that if Jones is back in that court before the end of his probation, ‘it won’t go well’ for him.
Jones, 28, was stopped by police in Albuquerque last Thursday and presented with five tickets for drag racing, exhibition driving, weaving, failing to properly display his license, and modifying his exhaust pipe, reports MMA Junkie.
Bodycam footage from the police stop in which Jones can be seen and heard aggressively denying the allegations of drag racing and swearing at the cops went viral following the incident.
On Tuesday, he turned himself in to police, and was arrested and booked for violating his probation.
Jones has been in custody for the last two days but the results of the hearing should mean former UFC champ Jones is cleared to go ahead with his rematch against current light heavyweight title holder Daniel Cormier at UFC 197 on April 23 in Las Vegas.
Jones has been arrested and charged for suspicion of DUI on two separate occasions in the past.
We hope that this latest wake up call gets the youngest UFC champion back on the straight and narrow and he can get back to wowing us with his amazing performances inside the Octagon.