It’s emerged that Jon Jones probation and title fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 197 are not under threat after it emerged that he had been cited for driving without a license, registration and and proof of insurance at the end of January.
Jones will attend court tomorrow over the matter, but it’s already been established that it won’t be considered a violation of the terms of his parole and his punishment for, “failing to report police contact and tickets” will be three days of community service.”
The former light-heavyweight champion has since posted a video on Instagram in which he shrugs off the media attention he’s received since the incident first emerged yesterday, suggesting that it’s not a big deal and that his life is still heading in the right direction after avoiding a jail sentence for a hit-and-run incident last year.
“Guys, I’ve gotten my sobriety back, almost five months sober now,” Jones said. “Living happier and healthier, got rid of a lot of people who didn’t need to be in my life. I’ve completed 65 appearances talking to the youth in the community. I’m about to win a world title in a few weeks, and they’re talking about tickets?”
Jones would also follow that up with a post on Facebook in which he claimed to be focused on “redemption”.
“I’m dedicating my redemption to anyone out there who feels as if they’ve failed or are currently failing themselves in life. I want you to know that there is still so much greatness inside of you, even if you feel you haven’t displayed it yet. Never lose hope or lose sight of your goals/dreams or what you may look like at your true potential. Believe a bright future was meant for you. Know that you are still in the race. Dreams coming true are possible for those who refuse to give up. Feel free to make a change.”