UFC 197: Jon Jones could miss Cormier rematch with recent investigation

UFC 197: Jon Jones could miss Cormier rematch with recent investigation

Another UFC main event fight is in peril with the latest news that Jon Jones is under investigation for driving without license, driving without registration and no proof of insurance in Albuquerque.

Yes, it is not a heinous crime but Jones is under an 18-month probation from his hit-and-run conviction back in September 2015.

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Jones was ordered to be a law abiding citizen in that 18-month probation and he should not break any law.

An trial is scheduled for Jones to attend this coming Wednesday.

A statement has been released by Kayla Anderson, the public information officer for the Albuquerque district attorney’s office, as stated in MMAJunkie.com

His (judgement and sentence), Conditional Discharge, has a box that can be checked if a special condition of probation is imposed prohibiting the defendant from driving without a license. That box was not checked, so there is no special condition of probation forbidding driving without a license.

However, all defendants being supervised on probation are required generally to not violate any laws. We have not received at this time a formal report of a violation of probation. It does not appear that Mr. Jones is in custody at (the Metropolitan Detention Center).

Our office has the discretion to pursue a revocation of probation if an alleged incident arises to the level of a substantial violation of probation. Our office makes that determination after we have examined all the facts surrounding the incident. As of today, we do not have enough information about the 1/31/16 incident to make that determination, but we will examine the matter.

Generally, if we decide to pursue a probation revocation, and a judge determines that there has been a substantial violation of probation, it is up to our office whether we seek to revoke a conditional discharge, and it is up to the judge to ultimately decide if a conditional discharge will be revoked and sentence imposed. Those decisions are made on a case to case basis. The court can also impose a wide range of sanctions, some of which do not necessarily require the loss of a conditional discharge.