Jones’ court date postponed to March

Jon Jones’ court appearance for three traffic violations has been pushed back from Wednesday to March 23. 

Jones was supposed to appear in court after he was pulled over by the Bernadillo County Sheriff’s Department on January 31 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and charged with driving without a license, proof of registration or insurance.

The former UFC light heavyweight champion is already on probation after he was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Albuquerque in April last year. However, Jones is only expected to receive a small fine and three days of community service for the latest violations.

Jones is now able to focus on his comeback fight against reigning light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 197 in Las Vegas on April 23.

Jones defended his title against Cormier at UFC 182 last January, but he was stripped of his belt and suspended following the hit-and-run incident. Jones was reinstated by the UFC in October, but during his absence Cormier was crowned the new light heavyweight champion after he made Anthony Johnson submit in the third round of their bout at UFC 187 in May 2015.

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