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Rep shoots down report of Jon Jones police dust-up, offers alternate version of events (Updated)

UPDATED at 3:30 p.m. ET after rep claims to have "misspoke" about the speeding ticket.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The plot thickens.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will appear in court this Wednesday (Feb. 10, 2016) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For what? Well, that depends on who you ask.

Jones was cited for driving without a driver's licence, registration, or proof of insurance back on Jan. 31, according to a local report (read it).

Denise White, CEO of PR and crisis management firm EAG Sports, originally told MMA Junkie that her client was pulled over for speeding, but then later claimed she "misspoke" and didn't know why he was pulled over.


She maintains that Jones is both licensed and insured.

That could go a long way in determining his future, as the embattled mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter has been serving probation for last year's hit-and-run accident and cannot afford any complications. Not if he expects to compete against Daniel Cormier at UFC 197 in April.

The Albuquerque district attorney's office, as well as UFC officials, are "looking into the issue," according to the report.

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