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Former UFC champion Jon Jones booked in jail on probation violation

Jon Jones celebrates after defeating Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones celebrates after defeating Daniel Cormier during their light heavyweight title bout at UFC 182, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. Photo Credit: AP / John Locher

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones, who trains in Albuquerque, has been booked into the county jail for a probation violation stemming from traffic citations he received last week.

Jail records show he was being held Tuesday without bond. It was unclear when he will appear before a judge.

Jones is scheduled to fight Daniel Cormier at the end of April in a light heavyweight title fight. It’s unclear if his legal troubles will affect the bout, but the UFC said in a statement that it’s aware Jones turned himself in.

UFC has been in touch with Jones’ legal team but declined to comment further.

Albuquerque police accused Jones of drag racing in the downtown area last Thursday. He was given five citations.

He also recently pleaded no contest and was sentenced for separate traffic violations stemming from a stop in January.

New York Sports