Jon Jones reportedly faces added curfew, driving course, anger management to probation, likely clear for UFC 197

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Jon Jones (art credit Grant Gould © MMATorch)

Jon Jones could be facing some further restrictions on his freedoms under parole in order to be released on Thursday.

According to a report from, the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s office is going to be seeking new terms for his probation after his traffic stop for allegedly drag racing in Albuquerque next week.

Jones has been in county jail since Tuesday morning, where he turned himself in after a judge issued an arrest warrant for a probation violation off of the stop. Jones was combative with the ticketing officer, an exchange which was caught on said officer’s body camera.

Per the report, the DA’s office will be asking that the following be added to Jones’ probationary term off last year’s hit and run: a curfew from 10PM through 4PM with the exception of work-related activities, Jones completing a driver improvement course, and Jones completing an anger management course.

Jones appears in front of a judge early Thursday morning local time for a bond hearing, though should the terms recommended be enacted by the judge he would be released on his own recognizance.

Penick’s Analysis: It’s probably something he needs at this stage, at least regarding the driving and anger management courses in the wake of his exchange with the officer. The curfew is a bit tougher, and would be much harder for Jones to handle. It’s also something that would be much easier for him to violate, which could be a concern moving forward for the UFC if he does indeed capture the UFC Light Heavyweight Title yet again. Regardless, that’s a bridge to cross at a later date, and the important part of what could come on Thursday is that Jones will be able to fight Daniel Cormier once again at UFC 197.

[Jon Jones art by Grant Gould (c)]

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