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VIDEO: Jon Jones Cited in ANOTHER Traffic Violation, Calls Officer a “F*cking Liar” [UPDATED]


(Jon Jones: Turning the entire world into Daniel Cormier fans, one police officer at a time.)

We may be relatively early into the new year, but at this point, it would be safe to declare that Jon Jones might have The “Really? You’re Just Gonna Keep Doing That Shit That Gets You in All That Trouble?” Award a.k.a. “The Koppenhaver” locked up for this year’s Potato Awards.

Seemingly not satisfied with the pair of DUI-related car accidents he’s already been involved in, the former light heavyweight champion was nabbed yet again for speeding and driving without a license, registration, or insurance at the beginning of the year. While most of us would have probably accepted our shortcomings as a driver and hung up our keys by this point, Jon Jones is not most of us. As such, “Bones” was cited YET AGAIN last week for a handful of vehicle-related offenses, then proceeded to verbally berate the officer who pulled him over.

Video after the jump.

In an effort to spin the story before it even go out, Jones appeared on THE MMA Hour yesterday to rebuff his most recent citations, which included drag racing, driving with a modified exhaust and an illegible license plate, not staying in his lane, and “exhibition driving.”

“I definitely wasn’t drag racing,” said Jones. “He needed something to justify pulling me over. He fabricated the whole thing that I was drag racing.”

Jones then went on to apologize for losing his cool when dealing with the officer who pulled him over, the entire conversation of which was captured on the officer’s body cam and released on TMZ last night.

You can check out a complete description of the conversation over at BloodyElbow, but the tl;dr version is that Jones repeated called the officer a “f*cking liar” and a “pig” among other nasty things.

Being that the officer’s body cam didn’t appear to catch Jones in the act of drag racing, the legitimacy of the former champ’s claims remains a matter of opinion. Given Jones’ history behind the wheel, it’s easy to assume that he was probably guilty in this case, but at the same time, the timeliness in which the video surfaced online does come off as suspect to say the very least.

Whether he’s being targeted by Albuquerque police or not, one would assume that this would be the incident that forces Jones to hire a goddamn driver already. Then again, if breaking a pregnant woman’s and fleeing the scene didn’t already do that, who knows what will? One minute, the guy’s giving pep talks to local teens about the dangers of drunk driving, and the next, he’s doing 40 miles an hour over the speed limit and telling cops to go f*ck themselves. He is truly the Jason Miller of the road.

We’ll have more on this story as it develops, but in the meantime…

UPDATE

Aaaaaaand now Jones has been arrested. Clearly, he has yet to “get his shit together.” (via BloodyElbow):

One day after video of Jon Jones’ heated confrontation with an Albuquerque police officer went public, the former UFC light heavyweight champion has been arrested for probation violation. TMZ first reported that Jones turned himself in to local authorities after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest following a March 24th drag race that netted him five traffic citations, which you can see documented in the official court records for the state of New Mexico.

The UFC has subsequently released a statement on Jones’ arrest, which you can read below.

“UFC is aware that Jon Jones turned himself into the Albuquerque Police Department this morning for a potential probation violation stemming from a traffic stop last week. UFC has been in touch with Jones’ legal team and will have no further comment until the organization has had appropriate time to gather necessary information.”

Combat sports lawyer Erik Magraken has since come out to clarify what a conviction could mean for Bones, and it’s not good.

“If the judiciary finds Jones violated his probation stemming from his previous guilty plea to a 4th degree felony New Mexico law allows the Court to continue the original probation, revoke the probation and either order a new probation with any condition provided for in Section 31-20-5 or 31-20-6 NMSA 1978, or require the probationer to serve the balance of the sentence imposed or any lesser sentence.”

“If imposition of sentence was deferred, the court may impose any sentence which might originally have been imposed, but credit shall be given for time served on probation.”

So basically, a conviction for probation violation could open the door to Jones being brought up on the felony charges he was originally facing following his hit and run last April.

Somewhat conversely, MMA Fighting is reporting that Jones’ management team is in the midst of resolving this issue and “are confident this will be resolved soon and it won’t affect” Jones’ upcoming rematch against Daniel Cormier scheduled for UFC 197.

More on this as it develops…

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