Jon Jones Involved In Car Accident, May Jeopardize UFC 187 Title Match

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones was in a car accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico this Sunday morning.

Initially it was reported that Jones was pulling out of his upcoming fight to defend his title against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson set to take place on May 23rd at UFC 187. Chael Sonnen, who had predicated the fight would never happen, tweeted the following:

“Told ya”

Since then it has been confirmed that the bout has not been officially cancelled yet, but that it is in “in jeopardy”, heres what was said:

The breaking news story later took a shocking twist, with tweets from MMA insiders @BloodstainLane and @FrontRowBrian. There rumors of Jones being involved in a hit and run, fleeing the scene, cocaine being found and Jones being “in custody.”

I don’t have details.. just told that Jon Jones is out of UFC 187. Got this independent of what @BloodstainLane tweeted.

LATEST ON JON JONES. is in custody in ABQ. 3 car accident.Ran red light. Allegedly under the influence. Jones ran from scene. Cocaine found

— FrontRowBrian® (@FrontRowBrian) April 26, 2015

The source originally indicated that the fight was off, but has retracted their statement since the story has become public. Instead, the source then said Jones was involved in a car accident and his UFC 187 bout with Anthony Johnson is in jeopardy.

The local police department later tweeted the following:

“We CANNOT confirm that Jon Jones was involved in a H&R traffic accident from this morning. The investigation is ongoing.”

At this time all we can confirm is that Jones was in an accident, and there was at least one other person involved.

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