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UFC Moving Forward With Daniel Cormier-Jon Jones Fight

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UFC officials heard all the right things Thursday morning during a court hearing in New Mexico to proceed as planned with UFC 197’s main event.

The April 23 card will feature Jon Jones challenging Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title. A New Mexico judge placed more provisions on the probation sentence of Jones following a recent run-in with the police in Albuquerque.

Here is the complete statement provided by the UFC:

UFC respects the decision made today by Judge Michael E. Martinez in New Mexico Second Judicial District Court regarding the probation terms of the case involving Jon Jones.

The organization was disappointed to learn that Jones was cited for several traffic offenses last week, as well as concerned by the nature and tone of portions of the conversation between Jones and the citing officer.

Still, UFC respects Jones’ right to contest those traffic citations in court and receive a fair hearing on the matter.

Jones’ scheduled bout on April 23 will proceed as planned, however, Jones understands that the UFC expects him to fully cooperate with the terms of his probation as set forth by Judge Martinez.