Holy crap, you guys. The Jon Jones hit-and-run saga has just taken a turn from bad to much, much worse.
Jones, who is (or should we say, was) scheduled to defend his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 in May, was involved in a three car accident in Albuquerque on Saturday morning before fleeing the scene. Marijuana, paraphernalia, and “paperwork belonging to a Jonathan Jones, which had MMA information on it from the state of Nevada” were all found in his rental car, and witnesses on the scene (including an off-duty cop) identified the light heavyweight champion as the man fleeing the scene.
The only person listed as injured in the accident was a 25-year-old pregnant woman who was taken to the hospital for what were at first considered minor injuries after she told police that she “was going to pass out.” Recently, however, it was revealed that the woman’s injuries were a bit more serious than originally reported, and as a result, Albuquerque police are now seeking to bring Jones in on felony charges.
Details after the jump.
Ariel Helwani passes along the updates via his Twitter.
As of this write-up, police have still been unable to locate or even get ahold of Jones in the time since the accident took place, and have asked Jones or anyone with information to call (505) 242-2677. We will continue to update this post as details are made available.