UFC Statement Announcing Jon Jones Suspension

April 29, 2015
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The UFC announced late Tuesday that it had stripped light heavyweight champion Jon Jones of his title and suspended him indefinitely following his involvement in a hit-and-run car accident that occurred in Albuquerque, N.M. on Sunday.

The statement reads, in full:

Jon-Jones-UFC-The-Time-Is-Now-01-750UFC announced that it has suspended Jon Jones indefinitely and stripped him of the light heavyweight title as a result of violations of the organization’s Athlete Code of Conduct Policy. Jones was recently arrested in Albuquerque, N.M. on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury. As a result of the charge and other violations of the Athlete Code of Conduct Policy, the organization believes it is best to allow Jones time to focus on his pending legal matters.

UFC feels strongly that its athletes must uphold certain standards both in and out of the Octagon. While there is disappointment in the recent charges, the organization remains supportive of Jones as he works through the legal process. 

With this decision, UFC has determined that No. 1 contender Anthony Johnson will now fight No. 3 contender Daniel Cormier for the UFC light heavyweight championship at UFC 187 on May 23 in Las Vegas.

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  • runner2300

    I guess that long 1-day stint in rehab really didn’t pay off

    • Joe Dog

      It was God’s will.

  • Joe Dog

    When he returns after a 48 hour rehab, a bit of community service and a sickening cheesy apology, Jones returns to the octagon… Bruce Buffer announces him with his new nickname, “Jonny Phony Jones”, “Jon Douchbag Jones”, or maybe “Jonny Felony Jones”. Meanwhile his bastard children are asking their poor mother, “Why is daddy in trouble again?” She will be the next shoe to drop with some dramatic headline as she exits with a lawsuit and the kids. Amazing that such a talented guy could be such a creep.

  • KJK

    Just and deserved….Jon “The Joker” Jones gets his due!