With the resolution of former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones' court case today, both he and the UFC have issues statements on the matter. The UFC's states that they'll review his plea agreement before figuring out whether they'll life his suspension, while his statement accepts responsibility for his actions and says that he'll try to become a better person because of it.
"The UFC organization is aware that Jon Jones reached a plea agreement with authorities in Albuquerque, New Mexico this morning stemming from charges associated with a motor vehicle accident earlier this year. As a result, UFC, through Las Vegas-based law firm Campbell & Williams, will thoroughly review the agreement before discussing Jones' possible reinstatement to return to competition.
More information will be made available following completion of this review."
Here is Jones' statement, sent out by EAG Sports Management on Twitter:
OFFICIAL JON "BONES" JONES STATEMENT With regards to today's decision made by the court, I am very happy to now be able to put this incident behind me. My actions have caused pain and inconvenience in the lives of others and for that I am truly sorry and I accept full responsibility. I have been working hard during this time away from my sport to grow and mature as a man and to ensure that nothing like this happens again. I have learned a great deal from this situation and I am determined to emerge a better person because of it. I apologize to those who were affected by my actions in this incident and I am hopeful that I will be given the opportunity to redeem myself in the eyes of the public, my family and friends as well as my supporters. I am not sure what the future holds for me but I plan to continue to do the work needed to be productive and successful in every aspect of my life. "
Jones reached a plea agreement in his hit and run case from April, and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.