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UFC releases statement on possible return of Jon Jones

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For those of you mixed martial arts (MMA) fans who thought the return of Jon Jones was a foregone conclusion, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) wants you to curb your enthusiasm.

For now.

The promotion released a statement on Tuesday (Sept. 29, 2015) to address the future of its former light heavyweight champion, who was sentenced to supervised probation for his starring role in last April's hit-and-run in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The UFC organization is aware that Jon Jones reached a plea agreement with authorities in Albuquerque, New Mexico this morning stemming from charges associated with a motor vehicle accident earlier this year. As a result, UFC, through Las Vegas-based law firm Campbell & Williams, will thoroughly review the agreement before discussing Jones' possible reinstatement to return to competition.

More information will be made available following completion of this review.

For more on today's court hearing click here.

While Jones heads home to contemplate his future (read his statement here), the 205-pound title will be defended by Daniel Cormier at the UFC 192 pay-per-view (PPV) event this Saturday night (Oct. 3) in Houston, Texas, in a five-round headliner opposite Alexander Gustafsson.

For more on UFC 192 click here.