UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is wanted for questioning by the Albuquerque Police Department.
On Sunday night, the police department released an official statement on their website explaining they were “actively seeking UFC Fighter Jon Jones for questioning in regards to his possible involvement in a hit-and-run accident, near the intersection of Juan Tabo and Southern, in Southeast Albuquerque early this morning, April 26, 2015.”
Early on Sunday, April 26, a pregnant woman in her 20s was taken to an Albuquerque, New Mexico, hospital for non life-threatening injuries suffered in that accident.
Officers attempted to contact Jones at his residence and through his lawyer and had no success.
Rumors had surfaced on social media indicating that Jones would not be able to defend his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 on May 23rd in Las Vegas. For now, no decision has been made to remove Jones from that bout.
The UFC released a statement on their website late Sunday night:
“We are aware that the Albuquerque Police Department is interested in speaking to Jon Jones regarding his possible involvement in a motor vehicle accident. We are in the process of gathering facts and will reserve further comment until more information is available.”