Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones comes across as a pretty intelligent person, despite making some dumb decisions, which makes it hard for me to buy his babe-in-the-woods routine during his recent traffic stop.
According to his conversation with Johnny Law (via TMZ):
-Had no idea he was going 40 m.p.h. over the speed limit
-Is not familiar with what a car registration looks like
-Doesn't know it's illegal to drive without insurance
-Believes it's okay to drive around with a passport in lieu of his driver's license
Jones, who is on probation for last year's hit-and-run in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is expected to receive a small fine and three days of community service for the infraction. That won't be finalized until he (eventually) shows up in court, but last week's appearance has been postponed until March.
In the interim, "Bones" will concentrate on his UFC 197 pay-per-view (PPV) title fight against Daniel Cormier, taking place on April 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada (more on that here).
Assuming he can keep himself out of trouble until then.