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UFC releases statement on Jon Jones being sought by Albuquerque police

The UFC responded to the Albuquerque police department seeking light heavyweight champ Jon Jones in a hit and run accident late Saturday night.

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The Albuquerque Police Department named UFC Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones the suspect in a hit and run accident that sent a pregnant woman to the hospital. In response the UFC released a statement to Kevin Iole.

"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."

Iole also reported that UFC president Dana White has as yet made no decision regarding Jones' upcoming fight against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 on May 23 in Las Vegas.

Jones tested positive for cocaine before his most recent title defense against Daniel Cormier. Because the test took place before the fight and the substance is not banned for out of competition use by WADA, Jones was not suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) but he did spend one day in rehab.

Nor is this Jones' first time to have an auto-related mishap. In May 2012, he was arrested on suspicion of DWI after driving his Bentley into a telephone pole while out partying with two young women in his hometown of Binghamton, New York. He pled guilty to DWI and was fined $1000 and had his driver's license suspended for six months.

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