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Report: Off-duty cop IDs Jon Jones at crash site, marijuana found inside abandoned vehicle

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Things are going from bad to worse for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident on Sunday (April 26, 2015) in Southeast Albuquerque, New Mexico (full report here).

TMZ has the latest on the UFC 187 headliner:

We're told an off-duty police officer happened to be in the area ... and told investigators he watched a man flee the scene ... a man who he believed to be Jon Jones.

Cops tell us they searched the suspect's vehicle -- a rental car -- and found documents with Jon's name on them.

Investigators found marijuana and a marijuana pipe inside the car that Jon Jones allegedly abandoned moments after a hit and run crash in New Mexico ... cops say.

Jones, who has already seen his fair share of controversy this year, has not been formally charged and is innocent until proven guilty.

The champ is expected to defend his light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson at the upcoming UFC 187 pay-per-view (PPV) event in less than a month (details), and as of this report, is still scheduled to do so (read UFC's statement here).

That could change depending on how things play out over the next few days.

"Bones" has yet to respond to these allegations -- which include reports of a victim being hospitalized for minor injuries -- and is currently a suspect in the ongoing police investigation. Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more details in this still-developing story.