Jon Jones: UFC Star Remains in Custody After Drag Racing Ticket, Court Hearing Scheduled for Thursday
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones remains in custody after a potential violation of his probation, while awaiting a March 31 court date, according to a report on FOX Sports.
The report cites second district court representative Tim Korte confirming that Jones will remain on lockup until his Thursday morning court date with Judge Michael Martinez.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) March 30, 2016
Jones was arrested Tuesday after a traffic stop on March 24 that resulted in five citations—including one for drag racing.
A dash cam video of Jones’ exchange with the policeman who pulled him over has gone viral. The conversation between the two gets heated at times with Jones even calling him a “pig”.
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 29, 2016
Jones is currently serving 18 months probation for pleading guilty to a hit-and-run accident in April of 2015. The 18-month probation sentence was handed down last September.
This latest incident though comes just a day after Jones settled a previous traffic violation after he was stopped and cited for driving without a license, registration, or proof of insurance. Jones avoided the ticket by promising he would donate $100 to charity and receive no further citations in the next 90 days.
— Martial Arts Octagon (@MMA_Octagon) March 30, 2016
Jones has denied he was drag racing though the offense was serious enough that he was arrested for a potential violation of his probation. He has a scheduled fight with Michael Cormier on April 23.