There were rumors swirling earlier today regarding UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones being involved in an alleged hit and run accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico. UFC officials have issued a statement on the matter that can be read below:
“We are aware that the Albuquerque Police Department is interested in speaking to Jon Jones regarding his possible involvement in a motor vehicle accident. We are in the process of gathering facts and will reserve further comment until more information is available.”
Here is the latest from the Albuquerque police regarding the situation:
The Albuquerque Police Department is actively seeking UFC Fighter Jon Jones for questioning in regards to his possible involvement in a hit-and-run accident, near the intersection of Juan Tabo and Southern, in Southeast Albuquerque early this morning, April 26, 2015.
A pregnant female in her 20s, who was the driver of a separate vehicle, was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.
Officers attempted to contact Mr. Jones at his residence Sunday evening, but were unsuccessful. We have also reached out to his lawyer, but as of now, have not heard back.
Jon Jones is set to defend his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 that’s set to take place on May 23 in Las Vegas. Jon Jones has not been taken off the UFC 187 as of right now.
Stay tuned to ProMMAnow.com for more news on this situation.