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Jon "Bones" Jones Reinstated in the UFC

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Endicott native and former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones has been reinstated by the UFC.

Jones was suspended by the UFC after a felony hit-and-run crash in Albuquerque, NM earlier this year. A pregnant woman in her 20s was injured in the accident and police reports say a marijuana pipe with marijuana inside it was found in the vehicle.

Jones was stripped of his Light Heavyweight Championship on April 28th and suspended indefinitely at the time.

UFC is currently discussing with Jones a potential date for his return to the Octagon.

“We've made it clear to Jon that this new opportunity to compete in UFC is a privilege and not a right, and that there are significant expectations we have regarding his conduct moving forward," said UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. “We’re happy to read and see reports that he has embraced the terms of his plea agreement and is using this experience to grow and develop as a person.”

In a Facebook post, Jones said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to resume my career and I am excited to show how much I've grown as a person outside of the octagon. It took me losing almost everything I had worked for to realize how much I had. I am blessed and humbled by the continued support of the MMA community and I can't thank my fans enough for their unwavering support through my ups and downs. This marks the beginning of a new chapter in my life and my career and let me assure you, the best is yet to come.”