Jon Jones stripped of light heavyweight title, suspended by UFC

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    UFC stripped light heavyweight champion Jon Jones of his title Tuesday, one day after he turned himself in to police custody on a felony charge in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Jones, 27, is the first champion in UFC history to be stripped of a title due to disciplinary reasons. UFC officials announced Tuesday that the promotion has indefinitely suspended Jones and pulled him from a scheduled title defense against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 on May 23 in Las Vegas.

    Daniel Cormier will replace Jones in the pay-per-view event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    "He's very disappointed. He's upset. He wanted to go down as one of the greats or the greatest," UFC president Dana White said on "Fox Sports Live" of Jones. "He's disappointed, but it is what it is. It is the decision we had to make.
    For us to go in and have to strip him of his title and suspend him is not fun, but you know what they say: The show must go on."

    Jones appeared in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court on Tuesday for a felony first appearance. Judge Maria Dominguez granted a request made by Jones' attorney, Vincent Ward, to remove any travel restrictions on the fighter, which kept alive the possibility of Jones fighting next month in Las Vegas.

    UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, chief operating officer Lawrence Epstein and White flew to Albuquerque to meet with Jones and his representatives Tuesday afternoon. UFC announced Jones had been stripped of the title hours later.

    "UFC feels strongly that its athletes must uphold certain standards both in and out of the Octagon," UFC said in a statement. "While there is disappointment in the recent changes, the organization remains supportive of Jones as he works through the legal process."





    Widely considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Jones was allegedly involved in a three-car accident Sunday morning. Witnesses said a man fitting Jones' description ran a red light, collided with another vehicle and fled on foot. According to police reports, the man apparently returned to the vehicle to grab a "large handful of cash" before fleeing a second time.

    The driver of the car that was struck, a 25-year-old pregnant woman, was taken to the hospital. Police confirmed she suffered a fractured arm and wrist.

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    yep
     
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    Jones is the Doc Gooden of UFC, but not as likeable.
     
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    This sucks... It could have been a great fight. I wonder if the woman will name her unborn Jon?
     
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    OUCH! That will ruin your day!
     
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    Harsh punishment but I guess they had to do it. The guy can't stay out of trouble. Good thing Jones is used to being locked inside a cage.
     
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    Looks like he won't be beating the most title defenses record. The guy is so hateable.
     
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    He needs to be able to conduct himself properly, in and out, of the octagon.

    I'm so disappointed.

    Wait, who is this again?
     
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    Nice to see the UFC maintaining some sort of integrity. But the long game is a comeback which will make big $$.
     
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    Feel free to start a "Guess What Whoopi Said Today On the View" thread. Or a "Look At The Mop I Got For My Anniversary" thread.
     
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    Kinda o hard to defend your title when you could be sentence up to 18 years in prison
     
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    Caring enough to go pull one of your Carrot Top image props out of your Felix the Cat bag of tricks is still caring, hon.

    Typical female reply where the projected response is the complete opposite of reality.
     
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    It amazes me what people refuse to see. This asshole is saying what a role model this guy is and that he named his son after him. All in response to him doing a hit and run on a pregnant woman. Incredible.
     
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