After being officially reinstated by the UFC following a hit-and-run accident last year, it appears that legal troubles are far from over for former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Albuquerque’s KRQE News 13 reported on Sunday night that online court documents showed Jones being cited by a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy for driving without a license, registration and insurance on Jan. 31.
Jones is set to appear in traffic court on Wednesday.
Jones’ past has been filled with legal troubles, including a 2012 DUI case in New York. The most recent incident was a hit-and-run accident from April 2015, which involved a pregnant woman. Jones reached a plea deal in court for the hit-and-run accident late last year, and has since been speaking at schools and community centers.
Jones (21-1) is the current UFC pound-for-pound king, despite having been out of action since January 2015, when he defended his belt against Daniel Cormier. The AKA standout has since gone on to win the vacant title in Jones’ absence. Jones also has recent victories over Glover Teixeira and Alexander Gustafsson.
Jones is scheduled to take part in a highly anticipated rematch with Cormier in the main event of UFC 197 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 23.
The UFC has not released a statement regarding the situation at this time.
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