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Monday, April 27, 2015

Jon Jones Officially Considered Suspect in Hit-and-Run

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This sounds pretty hard to get out of. Albuquerque Police officially named UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones as a suspect in a hit-and-run that took place early Sunday morning. The victim is reportedly a pregnant woman in her twenties that was hospitalized with minor injuries.

For their part, UFC released this statement:

"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."

 It's awfully hard to imagine the scheduled title fight with Anthony "Rumble" Johnson for May 23 taking place, especially if Jones is implicated as the cause of the crash. During the 22 hours a day with which he's awake, Dana White may be able to pull some strings and finesse the situation so that he doesn't lose the big selling point of UFC 187, but it's sounding more and more like a tall order.

If Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey both wound up in jail (Rousey not likely, McGregor.....feasible), would White officially win the award for worst summer ever? That'd put him in the running, certainly.

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