Jon Jones believes he’s finally figured out how to put an end to his troubles with the police after revealing he’s now hired a full-time driver.
“I have him here and he’s driving me between every practice all day, even at night now,” Jones told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour show. “I figured I’d take getting in trouble out of the police’s hands by simply not driving.”
Jones went on to point out the fact that most of his troubles seem to stem from him being behind the wheel of a car, including a DUI charge in New York in 2012, his hit-and-run incident in Alberquerque last year, and his latest drag racing violations last month.
“There’s a pattern throughout my career,” Jones said. “I’ve never gotten into a street fight, nothing crazy. It’s always been something behind the wheel. So, by simply not driving, I’m pretty positive that there won’t be any issues coming up in my life, especially (with my) sobriety as well. I’ve failed some drug tests in the past and I’ve gotten some traffic issues in the past. Now that I’m sober, now that I’m just not going to drive anyone for a while, I think we’re going to be good.”
Jones still has twelve months left of his current probationary period as a result of his hit-and-run plea deal, so hopefully he keeps his driver around until then and we can all start focusing purely on his fighting skills inside the Octagon rather than this antics outside of it.