Warrant issued for Jones for hit and run

April 27, 2015

An arrest warrant has been issued for UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones as a result of a hit and run incident that occurred on Sunday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The charge indicates that Jones left the scene of an accident involving “death or personal injuries.”  There was not a death, but in the three car accident, a pregnant woman suffered injuries to her arm and wrist.

UPDATED:  Jones in custody.

According to the warrant, an off-duty police officer recognized Jon Jones at the scene as he watches UFC “all the time.”  The off-duty officer was in the area at the time of the accident.  He observed Jones at the driver’s door area of a silver Buick.  Jones was identified as the driver of the Buick.  Another witness at the scene observed Jones leaving the vehicle and then returning as he put cash in his pants from the Buick.

MMA Fighting reports that Jones will turn himself in.  The MMA Fighting article indicates a pipe with marijuana was inside the car Jones was apparently driving.

Jon Jones Warrant

Payout Perspective:

Based on the information at hand, the pregnant woman that was injured does not appear to have life threatening injuries or injuries that might affect the birth of her child.  Of course, that’s based on information we know at this time and this could change.  Hopefully not.  Notwithstanding that issue, the news of the latest trouble for Jon Jones is of huge concern for the UFC.  The UFC will come under fire for whatever decision it may make with respect to his fight next month.  From one perspective, if they keep him on the card while the investigation goes on there will be criticism.  If he is taken off at this point, it hurts the card and the UFC business.  We will see what happens to Jones in the coming days.

14 Responses to “Warrant issued for Jones for hit and run”

  1. jjjjjj_ffffff on April 27th, 2015 3:40 PM

    lawyers probably told Jones to stay “hidden” from the police until the drugs were out of his system..

  2. d on April 27th, 2015 3:58 PM

    Based off of their past decision making, related to Quinton Jackson who did far worse, I just don’t see them cancelling this fight. Now, he still has to pass a drug test which could be the bigger threat, but so does Anthony Johnson who is pretty obviously juicing. Jones seems pretty good at beating drug tests though, so I think this will go through as planned.

  3. jjjjjj_ffffff on April 27th, 2015 6:34 PM

    Jon Jones’ title fight against Rumble Johnson is cancelled according to MMAWeekly and Fightland..

    http://fightland.vice.com/blog/jon-jones-makes-plans-to-turn-himself-in-off-ufc-187

  4. saldathief on April 27th, 2015 8:12 PM

    D is spot on again bahahahhahaha tool!

  5. saldathief on April 27th, 2015 8:23 PM

    Thanks Dana for being a greedy pussy and not punishing JJ the right way, nothing like enabling a drug addict! once again the UFC fucks the fans! I feel bad for anyone who made plans to travel to vegas, Im sure more will come out. But dont worry D has all the information babahahahhaha we will wait for D for updates hahahah

  6. d on April 27th, 2015 10:34 PM

    When did I say for sure it was going to proceed as planned you stupid shit?

    The UFC hasn’t announced anything yet fag boy and the source you are relying on isn’t very reputable. MMAWeekly does not have that reported on their site currently either, so that source lied.

  7. tops E on April 27th, 2015 10:40 PM

    More bad news for the ufc hahahaha

  8. d on April 27th, 2015 10:45 PM
  9. Saldathief on April 28th, 2015 8:27 AM

    Vegas is packed !! Biggest fight in history. Watch how the big boys do it !

  10. d on April 28th, 2015 9:47 AM

    The average sports fan would rather watch paint dry than watch Mayweather fight.

    Hahaha!!

  11. jjjjjj_ffffff on April 28th, 2015 2:33 PM

    the average fan can’t afford to go to or watch the Mayweather fights…its for wall streeters, sponsors, corporates, and the 1%…

  12. Diego on April 28th, 2015 2:45 PM

    What a gigantic douche of a human being. But of course he’ll thank God for making his next victory possible because he’s such a fucking saint. Hypocrite.

  13. jjjjjj_ffffff on April 28th, 2015 7:26 PM

    Called it…Jones suspended and stripped of title

  14. d on April 28th, 2015 8:47 PM

    Works out better that he was stripped, because now there is still another title on the line. With that being said, this is why mma fighters need to get to the point where they can promote their own events. This is really stupid that he is getting suspended and can’t fight. I think Jones is a complete dickhead, but it is bullshit how they can prevent him from fighting due to the way their contracts are structured. Jackson crashed into a pregnant woman, who arguably lost her baby due to the accident and then led police on a high speed chase, but was never suspended like this or stripped of his title.

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