The UFC announced today that they have lifted their suspension on Jon Jones the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, who was forced to vacate his title after fleeing from the scene of an accident back in April. Daniel Cormier went on to win the title in Jones absence.
Last month, Jones pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, and was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation, with authorization to travel for work-related reasons. Jones is also mandated to do 72 appearances for charity or youth outreach in order to avoid a felony charge.
Both UFC and Jones commented on the news:
“we’ve made it clear to Jon that this new opportunity to compete in UFC is a privilege and not a right, and there are significant expectations we have regarding his conduct moving forward,” said UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. “We’re happy to read and see…
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