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Jon Jones says he has soul searching to do after shocking development

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UFC fighter Jon Jones is no stranger to controversy in and outside the Octagon but, to date, the allegations and misdemeanours against his name haven't impacted too much on his career.

That all changed on Tuesday though when the UFC stripped one of their star names of his heavyweight title.

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The move came just 24 hours after Jones had handed himself in to police custody in Albuqerque, New Mexico on a felony charge related to a hit and run. Now the player himself has taken to social media to address the situation.

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The allegation against Jones - one of the UFC's biggest draws - is that he was involved in a traffic accident on Sunday morning in which a pregnant woman was injured and taken to hospital. Eye witness reports apparently stating a man fitting Jones' description had driven through a red light before colliding with a car and fleeing the scene.

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While the courts are still deciding whether to move forward with the case it hasn't taken both the organization Jones fights for, or his numerous big money sponsors, to make their move.

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Jones has been suspended indefinitely by UFC and he will definitely not be competing at UFC 187 where he was set to take on Anthony Johnson on May 23rd.

Alongside his right to fight, Jon Jones has also seen Reebok step away from their multi million dollar endorsement package.

Previous issues

Although Jon Jones has not been found guilty of any wrongdoing at this point it is clear that UFC have become more than frustrated with the big name fighter.

It was only back in December 2014 that news broke that Jones had failed a drugs test before a fight against Cormier - testing positive for cocaine metabolites.

He vacates the title having defended the belt a record eight times since 2011.

UFC fans: Is there any way back for Jon Jones now? Have your say in the comments section below...

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