UFC champion Jon Jones is being sought by Albuquerque, N.M., police for questioning about his possible role in a hit-and-run accident that took place in Albuquerque on Sunday.
MMAWeekly.com reported that Jones was involved in a car accident and that it could possibly affect his participation in a scheduled bout with Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 on May 23, but details have been lacking.
Early rumors were that Jones was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident and fled the scene. A public statement on the City of Albuquerque website on Sunday substantiates that Jones is wanted for questioning about his possible involvement in such an accident.
“The Albuquerque Police Department is actively seeking UFC Fighter Jon Jones for questioning in regards to his possible involvement in a hit-and-run accident, near the intersection of Juan Tabo and Southern, in Southeast Albuquerque early this morning, April 26, 2015,” read the statement from the Albuquerque Police Department.
“A pregnant female in her 20s, who was the driver of a separate vehicle, was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.
“Officers attempted to contact Mr. Jones at his residence Sunday evening, but were unsuccessful. We have also reached out to his lawyer, but as of now, have not heard back.
“The Albuquerque Police Department is asking Mr. Jones to please contact us as we continue to investigate by calling (505) 242-COPS (2677).”
As of the time of publication, there had been no word on Jones’ whereabouts, but the UFC did release the following statement:
“We are aware that the Albuquerque Police Department is interested in speaking to Jon Jones regarding his possible involvement in a motor vehicle accident. We are in the process of gathering facts and will reserve further comment until more information is available.”