With their UFC 197 headliner in the clink, the UFC is in a precarious position. Will they lose their troubled star to the judicial system? Will they spring him in time for him to face champ Daniel Cormier? And if Jon Jones does get out and retakes the belt, will he just wind up in the slammer again, thereby forcing the UFC to strip him?
So many questions, and really only time will give us answers.
In the meantime, the UFC has released the following statement about the whole situation:
UFC is aware that Jon Jones turned himself into the Albuquerque Police Department this morning for a potential probation violation stemming from a traffic stop last week.
UFC has been in touch with Jones’ legal team and will have no further comment until the organization has had appropriate time to gather necessary information.
Jones is stuck in jail on a probation violation until he sees a judge.