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Jon Jones Cited in New Mexico

By FOX 40 Staff.
Jon Jones is in trouble with the law again, days after his return fight was announced.

Endicott native and former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones was cited with three counts of vehicle violations, including driving without a license, on January 31. This news comes days after the announcement that Jones will fight Daniel Cormier in his return fight in Las Vegas in April.

Online court documents gathered by KRQE say Jones was cited for driving without a license, registration and insurance, by a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy. Jones in due in court Wednesday.

Jones is not supposed to break any laws per the terms of his probation.

There is no word on if this will change the plans for the main event of UFC 193 on April 23 in Las Vegas.

In a statement, the UFC said, "We just learned of the situation this morning and are in the process of gathering more information."

In September 2015, Jones pleaded guilty to felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident and was sentenced to 18 months supervised probation after appearing in Bernalillo County (New Mexico) Court. The incident occurred late April. Jones ran a red light in a rented SUV and hit the vehicle of a pregnant woman who sustained minor injuries. Jones stripped of his UFC title following the incident and was reinstated by the promotion in October of 2015.