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Jon Jones is still the boogieman at 205 pounds and his return is imminent

Daniel Cormier defended his UFC light heavyweight title on Saturday night in Houston in a bout against Alexander Gustafsson that might go down as the best fight of the year, but the two competitors involved hardly had any time to celebrate the moment before a monster crashed their party.The monster was former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones because even though he wasn't in the...
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Looking at what’s next for Jon Jones

“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent,” a memorable line from the 1993 film, “A Bronx’s Tale” was delivered by Robert DeNiro, playing the role of the father of a rambunctious youth, as he advises his son that one mistake can be a turning point. This past Tuesday, the decision in a New Mexico court room could be a turning point for Jon Jones, as he avoided potential...
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Jon Jones Walks Away With Probation: Who’s Surprised?

Is anyone surprised that former UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones walked away from his plea hearing yesterday with a slap on the wrist? If you are, then you’ve likely been completely sheltered from sports media and pop culture in general. Jones is the latest celebrity/athlete to enjoy a judicial leniency that never seems to show up in the cases of average blue-collar workers...
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UFC: Jon Jones Makes Plea Deal

In news that didn’t come as a shock today, Jon Jones makes a plea deal. As part of his plea deal today in New Mexico District Court, Jones plead guilty to a felony charge of fleeing the scene which is only a 4th degree felony. With that he was able to avoid jail time and received 18 month of supervised probation from the court. He is to also make 72 appearances working and speaking...
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UFC, Jon Jones release separate statements following plea agreement

Separate statements were released by Jon Jones and his employer, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, following his appearance earlier today in Bernalilo County’s Second Judicial Court for his involvement in a hit and run that injured a pregnant woman earlier this year. “The UFC organization is aware that Jon Jones reached a plea agreement with authorities in Albuquerque, New...
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Jon Jones pleads guilty to hit-and-run, gets closer to UFC reinstatement

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident. As part of the deal, Jones will avoid jail time and instead be on supervised probation for up to 18 months. As Brett Okamoto of notes, the plea agreement will allow Jones to avoid a formal felony charge if he meets certain conditions. Jones does...
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Jon Jones pleads guilty, won't get jail time on felony charge

Ex-UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones pleaded guilty on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident and was therefore granted a conditional discharge on Tuesday. As part of the ruling, Jones was given 18 months of supervised probation and also is required to make 72 charity appearances in that time, including speaking to children,” according to MMAFighting...
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UFC Not Prepared To Reinstate Jon Jones Just Yet

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (pictured) dodged a major legal bullet Tuesday when he was handed just 18 months probation for April’s felony hit-and-run arrest where a pregnant motorist suffered a broken arm. The UFC temporarily suspended Jones and stripped him of his title shortly after his latest arrest. However, despite having this most recent legal woe behind...
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Jon Jones Issues Statement Following Plead Deal

Jon Jones (pictured) could have been locked up for more than a year following April’s felony hit-and-run arrest where a pregnant motorist suffered a broken arm. Instead, the former UFC light heavyweight champion was levied just 18 months probation. Jones issued a statement through his EAG Sports Management team shortly after Tuesday’s hearing. “With regards to today’s decision...
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Jon Jones avoids jail time; gets 18 months probation

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones stood in front of a judge on Tuesday morning in Albuquerque. Jones was having a plea hearing for his hit-and-run incident earlier this year which left a pregnant woman, Vanessa Sonnenberg, injured. When Jones faced the judge, he plead guilty. The judge for the case gave Jones a provisional discharge of the felony charge and sentenced...
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