Jon Jones charitable ahead of Cormier fight at UFC 197

Jon Jones charitable ahead of Cormier fight at UFC 197

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter and former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones immersed himself into charitable work ahead of his fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 197.

The 28-year-old man from Rochester, New York was present at a court in New Mexico on Wednesday to produce papers of his driver’s license, proof of registration and insurance. Jones was pulled over for speeding at 75 mph in a 35 mph zone in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the end of January, this year, according to TMZ.

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“Sexual Chocolate” was cited for driving without license, registration or proof of insurance. Jon Jones claimed that he left it at his house as he was in a hurry for his Mixed Martial Art (MMA) training. The man who holds a black belt in Gaidojutsu could have been charged with reckless driving, however, was set free by the cop explaining “You’re getting a huge break dude.”

Jones appeared in court on Wednesday to produce his papers and worked out a deal with the jury to donate $100 to New Mexico Animal Humane Society as a display of good faith. Jon Jones has now got to stay clear of trouble for the next 90 days.

This is not the first time that Jones has been in the news for his off the Octagon activities. Back on April 27, the 205-pound fighter was charged with hit-and-run and was stripped of his UFC light heavyweight championship.

Jones will now face Daniel Cormeir, who is the current UFC light heavyweight champion at UFC 197 main event set to be held on April 23, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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