Jones returns home after probation violation hearing

March 31, 2016

Judge Michael E. Martinez added new terms to Jon Jones’ probation as a result of a recent moving violations.  Jones was free to return home with the added stipulations which include attending an anger management and driver improvement courses.

In addition to the two added stipulations, he will need to complete a 60 more hours within three months.

The prosecutors argued for another additional term to his probation: a curfew which would require he be home from 10pm until 4am.  Jones’ attorney argued against a curfew due to the fact that he is training for his fight next month against Daniel Cormier.  Jones prefers training at night and he is often out late at night as a result.

Jones’ attorney added that the recent moving violations were “bogus” and that Jones was being profiled.

The judge did not require a curfew for Jones but added a requirement that Jones ask his probation officer each time he wants to drive.

The UFC issued a statement related to Jones’ court appearance:

UFC respects the decision made today by Judge Michael E. Martinez in New Mexico Second Judicial District Court regarding the probation terms of the case involving Jon Jones.

The organization was disappointed to learn that Jones was cited for several traffic offenses last week, as well as concerned by the nature and tone of portions of the conversation between Jones and the citing officer.

Still, UFC respects Jones’ right to contest those traffic citations in court and receive a fair hearing on the matter.

Jones’ scheduled bout on April 23 will proceed as planned, however, Jones understands that the UFC expects him to fully cooperate with the terms of his probation as set forth by Judge Martinez.

(H/t: MMA Fighting)

Payout Perspective:

The fight with Daniel Cormier should be clear to go provided Jones remains out of a courtroom between now and April 23rd.  Fortunately for Jones, the judge did not impose a curfew on him which may have disrupted his training schedule.  Certainly, it was well within the judge’s right to impose such a restriction given Jones’ sordid moving violation history.  Obviously, the UFC should be keeping tabs on Jones for the next couple weeks as well.

8 Responses to “Jones returns home after probation violation hearing”

  1. Fight Fan on March 31st, 2016 8:58 PM

    Just wait til he gets in trouble again, this guy is a low life clown who doesn’t have nothing else besides fighting to fall back on

  2. d on April 1st, 2016 6:39 AM

    Hahaha. Boxing fanboys hate that this fight is still going down.

  3. The Greatest on April 1st, 2016 6:06 PM

    If boxing fanboys knew who any of these guys were than maybe

  4. d on April 2nd, 2016 5:53 AM

    Yeah, boxing fanboys don’t even know who anyone is in boxing these days with their lack of stars, talent, etc.

  5. The Greatest on April 3rd, 2016 5:40 AM

    Fights not going down.
    Hahahahhhahh.
    Good call D.

  6. d on April 3rd, 2016 7:11 AM

    Jones is still fighting that was the point.

    What’s funny is this ppv will still do more than any boxing ppv thus far this year. Hahaha. Not to mention, so would a Demetrious Johnson headlined fight. HAHAHAHA!!!!

  7. The Greatest on April 4th, 2016 3:02 AM

    You said that Cormier would fight Jones at UFC 197 and you were wrong.

  8. d on April 4th, 2016 4:32 AM

    Na, that isn’t what I said, you can’t read, and you are dead wrong every time you comment.

    McGregor, Rousey, Jones….top 3 draws in combat sports! Hahahaha.

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