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Jon Jones statement: 'Bones' seeks forgiveness, wants chance to redeem himself to UFC fans

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"With regards to today's decision made by the court, I am very happy to now be able to put this incident behind me. My actions have caused pain and inconvenience in the lives of others and for that I am truly sorry and I accept full responsibility. I have been working hard during this time away from my sport to grow and mature as a man and to ensure that nothing like this happens again. I have learned a great deal from this situation and I am determined to emerge a better person because of it. I apologize to those who were affected by my actions in this incident and I am hopeful that I will be given the opportunity to redeem myself in the eyes of the public, my family and friends as well as my supporters. I am not sure what the future holds for me but I plan to continue to do the work needed to be productive and successful in every aspect of my life."

Are you ready for Jon Jones 2.0? If and when the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion finds his way back to the Octagon in 2016 (see what UFC had to say about that here), "Bones" promises a more mature version than the one who fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident last April. Jones, who was stripped of his title and suspended from UFC, received 18 months of supervised probation on Tuesday (Sept. 29, 2015) in Albuquerque, New Mexico (more on that here), and will now turn his attention to the long and often bumpy road to redemption. In his absence, the title he once held hostage from the rest of the 205-pound division will be up for grabs at UFC 192 (details), where a couple of familiar faces will keep the strap warm until Jones can get himself back into the hurt business. That said, are you willing to give him a second third another chance?

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