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Video: MMA fighter tackles shoplifter in Albuquerque
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KRQE News 13 caught up with Elizondo, who moved to Albuquerque six months ago to begin training at Jackson Wink MMA Academy, and spoke to him about the incident. "Honestly, it just happened so quickly. It was crazy," Elizondo told the local news …

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MMA: Saint Preux is Jones' new opponent
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Ovince Saint Preux, the UFC's sixth-ranked light heavyweight, is Albuquerque MMA fighter Jon Jones' new opponent for April 23 at UFC 197 in Las Vegas, Nev. Saint Preux (19-7) replaces UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who withdrew …
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MMA: Padilla rallies for third-round TKO in card at Route 66
Albuquerque Journal
It was the MMA debut for both. Pro featherweight Cody Hoffstatter (1-3) defeated fellow Albuquerquean Russell Wilson (3-4) by submission (rear naked choke) in just 2:26 of the first. BOXING: The open-division finals of the New Mexico Golden Gloves

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MMA: Padilla to rumble with heavier foe
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Padilla noted Friday on his Instagram account that Chevy Bridges, his scheduled opponent for tonight's MMA main event at Route 66 Casino Hotel, had weighed in Friday at 153.4 pounds, almost 8½ pounds over the featherweight limit. “Waaay over so the …

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Did you hear the one about Jon Jones allegedly violating traffic laws?

“Bones” was once again pulled over in the streets of Albuquerque, N.M., by a police officer who claims the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion was drag racing (read about it here). What ensued was a very heated back-and-forth, profanity-laced argument between the officer — who issued Jones five citations — that ultimately ensured Jones’ previous deferred sentence went up in smoke.

As you can see in this raw video, Officer Brown didn’t take too kindly to Jones’ multiple insults after the ex-champ called him a “f*cking liar” and a “pig,” firing back with his own sarcastic remarks. Now, TMZ Sports has learned that the lawman is currently not under any type of review, as his interaction with Jones did not break protocol.

However, that can change very soon:

“Officer Brown is not under any type of review. [His] interaction with Mr. Jones didn’t violate any standard operating procedures so further inquiry isn’t warranted. However, if Mr. Jones feels he was treated inappropriately, he may file a Citizen Police Complaint against Ofc. Brown, which would result in an investigation into the traffic stop.”

Several days after the traffic stop, Jones turned himself in to the Albuquerque Police Department after a judge ordered a warrant for his arrest because he violated the terms of his probation. In fact, Jones is still currently sitting in jail and is expected to step in front of a judge tomorrow (Thurs., March 31, 2016). Furthermore, Jones was taken out of general population and put in his very own private wing at Metropolitan Detention Center in Bernalillo County for safety precautions.

He is still scheduled to face Daniel Cormier in the headlining bout of UFC 197 on April 23, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Jon Jones recently caught a break after he received a 90-day deferred sentence for not having his registration and insurance with him following a traffic stop on Jan. 31, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

That’s because when he appeared in court on March 23, “Bones” had all of the paperwork proving that he was indeed covered and registered. As a part of the deferred sentence, all citations would be voided and erased form his permanent record — as long as he didn’t receive further citations within that time period.

Objection failed.

During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Jones revealed that he was recently pulled over in “The Duke City,” once again, and was issued five citations after the police officer accused him of drag racing; which eventually led to a heated confrontation between Jones and the officer.

He breaks it down:

“About three or four days go. This is crazy. So, I ended up getting a deferred sentence for not having my proper paperwork. I went to court and judge told me no citations for me knowing that 90 days and this will go off your record. So, me knowing that, obviously, I am driving and following the law doing what I can to stay out of trouble. I’m driving up the street, coming back from dinner. I pull up to the red light and there are these fans that are rolling down their window and trying to get me to roll down my window. I wasn’t really in the mood to talk, so I rev up my engine at them and they start clapping and smiling and they are happy. The light turns green and I start driving away. I literally get pulled over, like I don’t know, 10 yards after driving. I get pulled over in a 35 mile per hour zone and the officer tells me I was drag racing. I was obviously really upset and I asked him how is it possible to be drag racing in a 35 mile per hour zone. And he says, ‘Well, I didn’t say you were speeding, but I am going to ticket you for drag racing. Knowing that I just got a deferred sentence and knowing this is the last thing I need to be associated with a drag race, knowing that I wasn’t. So I freak out. This guy ended up giving me five citations. So I ended up arguing with this officer and it got pretty heated and he ended up giving me five tickets. Yeah, five tickets. It’s bullshit quite frankly. He gave me a ticket for exhibitionist driving. He said that revving my engine was illegal and he gave me drag racing, which is impossible because I was in a 35 zone. He acknowledged I wasn’t speeding but he gave me a ticket for drag racing, which I don’t understand how you can drag race for 10 yards under 30 miles per hour. He gave me a ticket for altering my exhaust, which I didn’t, he wanted to throw that in there, too. He gave me a ticket for swerving lanes, he said I drove through the dotted lines three times, which is also not true. And then he gave me a ticket because he said he couldn’t see the registration number at the bottom of my license plate because it was covered up by the frame of the license plate. It was just excessive, the guy just picked me. I think he was a DWI cop, he wanted to find a drunk driver. And once he saw that I was sober, he wanted to find something to justify pulling me over. He kind of fabricated this whole thing that I was drag racing. I am going to fight it, it’s the last thing I need to be going through before this fight. I am going to fight it the best I can. I simply wasn’t drag racing and I really got emotional and said a lot of things I shouldn’t have said to a police officer. But, getting accused of something I didn’t do kind of really pissed me off. I regret some things I said to the guy, but it will be coming out shortly. I’m sure someone will be pulling the tape of it or something. Whatever.”

Jones says he doesn’t feel the Albuquerque Police Department is picking on him at this point, but says the individual police officer was seemingly just in a bad mood and wanted to be very confrontational.

“Bones” says he will let his lawyers handle it moving forward and is adamant that he has never in his life participated in a drag race. Plus, he is confident this latest legal hiccup won’t interfere with his upcoming fight against Daniel Cormier, which is set to headline UFC 197 on April 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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On Jan. 31, 2016, Jon Jones was cited by a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy after he was caught driving without a license, registration, or insurance in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Full details here.

Thankfully, the transgressions were in no part a violation of his probation for a prior hit-and-run accident, also in “The Duke City.”

But it wasn’t due to special treatment.

Now, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion can breath a bit easier, as “Bones” received a 90-deferral after he entered a no-contest plea during a recent brief appearance at the Metropolitan Court in Albuquerque.

That’s according to the Albuquerque Journal, who confirms that “Bones” showed up with all the documents needed to prove that his vehicle was insured, registered and that he had an eligible license to drive.

Don’t say he didn’t tell you so.

After the deferral period comes to an end, the citations will be dismissed and erased from his record for good.

“Bones” is expected to face Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 197 on April 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada in an attempt to reclaim the 205-pound title.

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BJ Penn's UFC return postponed until April, 'Prodigy' to remain in Albuquerque
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion BJ Penn recently announced his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) after hooking up with combat sports mastermind Greg Jackson in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Together, they plan to make a run at the …
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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be back in court this week to face charges of driving without a license, insurance and registration.

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(UPDATED on 2/8/16 at 12:30 pm ET with a statement from the Albuquerque district attorney's office.)
The charges are the latest in a long string of traffic troubles for Jones (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC), who was confirmed this past Saturday to rematch reigning champ Daniel Cormier(17-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) at UFC 197. The pay-per-view event takes place April 23 in …
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