Jon Jones continued driving-related issues have led to him being arrested for potentially having violated the terms of his probation.
Jones was given 18 months of supervised probation in relation to the hit-and-run incident he was involved in last year, and while recent citations for failing to provide his license, insurance and registration were not considered serious enough to break the terms of his sentence, the drag racing citation was.
If a judge rules that the alleged drag racing incident, which was one of five traffic related citations he received after being pulled over by an officer on March 24th, was a violation of his probation then it could be revoked and his previous conviction would become a felony.
However, sources close to the situation are believed to be confident that it won’t come to that.
“They are confident this latest situation will be resolved in short order and that it won’t affect his ability to fight Daniel Cormier on April 23 in Las Vegas,” MMAfighting.com’s Ariel Helwani reported.
“Jon and his team are taking this very seriously, and we will let the legal process play out,” read an official statement from Jones management team.
“We are confident he will be released once he has an opportunity to explain to the judge the facts in this case.”