Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jon Jones reacts to beating Rashad Evans in the main event and light heavyweight title bout during UFC 145 at Philips Arena. Jon Jones won the bout by unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
Good news for "Sin City" ticket holders.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is still on track to defend his 205-pound strap against Dan Henderson at the UFC 151 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sept. 1, 2012.
Now that he's cleared up a certain messy legal situation.
"Bones" was back in front of the judge today (July 31) in New York's Binghamton City Court, the same place that saw the 24-year-old fight phenom plead guilty to driving while intoxicated (DWI) back in June.
Jones was fined $1000 and received a six-month suspension of his driver's license, according to pressconnects.com, and will have to install ignition interlocks on all of his vehicles as well as complete a victim impact panel within the next 90 days.
Jones was arrested in the wee hours of May 26 after crashing his Bentley into a utility pole and was also slapped with a pair of moving violations including "improper turn" and "deviating from a direct course." Under the terms of his plea deal, those additional charges were dismissed.
Here's what Jones told media members following his ordeal:
"You live and you learn from mistakes that you make and hopefully I can use some of my downfalls to make myself better, make people around me better and show that you can come back from anything. I've learned a lot about myself, I've learned a lot about the seriousness of everything. I've learned a lot. I've grown as a man."
He's grown as a man and on Sept. 1, we'll get to see if he's grown as a champion, as well. Anyone think "Hendo" can capitalize on this distraction?
To get all the details and background on Jones' recent DWI arrest click here.