We may finally have some insight on ex-UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ future.
The former pound-for-pound king will appear before a New Mexico court for a plea hearing on Sept. 29, based on documents obtained by MMAFighting.
Jones was arrested in April for a hit-and-run situation involving a separate vehicle. He’s being charged with a felony for leaving the scene of the accident involving a person left with bodily harm. Jones allegedly ran a red light in a rented SUV, hitting another vehicle that resulted in the broken arm of a pregnant woman.
The then-light heavyweight champion, Jones was suspended indefinitely following his legal issues. Jones’ most recent opponent, Daniel Cormier, replaced him in a main event title fight at UFC 187 against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Arguably Jones’ biggest rival — right up there with former training partner Rashad Evans — Cormier wound up winning the 205-pound crown.
The arrest follows a series of legal issues since his rise to the top of the UFC’s roster. Jones was arrested for, and pleaded guilty to, driving under the influence in 2012 — an incident that saw Jones’ car crash into a pole. He was also under fire for a pre-fight drug test administered before his bout with Cormier in January; Jones’ tests came back positive for cocaine metabolites.