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Albuquerque police seek UFC champion Jon Jones for questioning in hit-and-run accident

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The Albuquerque Police Department is currently seeking UFC champion Jon Jones for questioning in a hit and run case that is currently under investigation.

Earlier on Sunday morning, a pregnant woman's car was struck in Albuquerque, N.M., and the driver in the other vehicle fled the scene. MMAFighting's Marc Raimondi spoke to Albuquerque PD spokesman Simon Drobik about the accident.

"We don't know where he is right now, said Drobik, who could not confirm if Jones was a suspect in the incident. "We're trying to figure that out."

Jones' head trainer, Greg Jackson, also hasn't heard from his prized pupil.

The woman's name was withheld by the authorities; however, Drobik said she was rushed to the hospital with "non life-threatening injuries."

There is no warrant for Jones' arrest and the police department also took to Twitter on Sunday in response to the overwhelming interest, saying it couldn't confirm his involvement in the accident.

Several stories and rumors were making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook on Sunday, saying the UFC 187 fight between Jones and Anthony Johnson on May 23, 2015, would be canceled. MMAFighting also spoke to Johnson's manager Glenn Robinson, who said he had not heard anything about the fight being off.

The last time the UFC champion had a brush with law enforcement was almost three years ago on May 19, 2012, when he was arrested on DUI charges in Broome County, New York.


The City of Albuquerque website released a story stating that the Albuquerque PD attempted to contact Jones at his residence on Sunday evening, but were unsuccessful. They have also reached out to the UFC light heavyweight champion's lawyer and have not heard back. The story also mentioned that the injured woman involved in the accident was not middle-aged, but in her 20s and pregnant. Lastly, the Albuquerque PD listed a number asking Jones to contact them.


The UFC has released the following statement on Jon Jones:

"We are aware that the Albuquerque Police Department is interested in speaking to Jon Jones regarding his possible involvement in a motor vehicle accident. We are in the process of gathering facts and will reserve further comment until more information is available."


MMAFighting spoke to Albuquerque PD spokesman Simon Drobik, who confirmed Jones is now the suspect of the hit-and-run accident.

"Yes, he is the suspect and we're hoping that he will contact us to give us his side of the story," Drobik said.

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