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UFC Officially Reinstates Jon Jones

Jon Jones has been sidelined since an April hit-and-run accident that he was charged with in Albuquerque, N.M., but on Friday, the UFC reinstated him, allowing the disgraced former champion to resume his career.

Jones was stripped of his UFC belt following his involvement in a felony hit-and-run accident in Albuquerque on April 27, 2015, that left a pregnant motorist injured. He faced a felony charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Bodily Harm or Death.

Jones ran a red light and smashed his rented SUV into a car, which, in turn, smashed into another car. The driver of the car he allegedly smashed into suffered a fractured arm and wrist. Jones then fled the scene on foot, reportedly without so much as checking to see if anyone was injured.

The 28-year-old stripped champion entered into a plea deal with the prosecution, which subjects him to 18 months of supervised probation and requires him to make 72 speaking appearances at local Boys and Girls clubs as well as schools in Bernalillo County, N.M.

Although Jones avoided jail time, the UFC still hired a third party to review the former champion’s charges ….View original article

Source:: mmaweekly