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'Disappointed' UFC issues statement on Jon Jones arrest, hearing

The UFC was " was disappointed to learn that Jones was cited for several traffic offenses last week, as well as concerned by the nature and tone of portions of the conversation between Jones and the citing officer."

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The UFC has issued a statement in response to Jon Jones' legal woes in New Mexico.

From their web site: "UFC respects the decision made today by Judge Michael E. Martinez in New Mexico Second Judicial District Court regarding the probation terms of the case involving Jon Jones.

"The organization was disappointed to learn that Jones was cited for several traffic offenses last week, as well as concerned by the nature and tone of portions of the conversation between Jones and the citing officer.

"Still, UFC respects Jones' right to contest those traffic citations in court and receive a fair hearing on the matter.

"Jones' scheduled bout on April 23 will proceed as planned, however, Jones understands that the UFC expects him to fully cooperate with the terms of his probation as set forth by Judge Martinez."

Jones will still face Daniel Cormier for the UFC Light Heavyweight title on April 23 at UFC 197 in Las Vegas.