Dana White hits out at "dumb" Jon Jones after latest police incident

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Jon Jones did his best to try and make sure it wouldn't go ahead, but his fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 197 on April 23 is still taking place. 

After his latest infraction with the law, Jones agreed to a plea deal that sees him not handed a curfew that would've put his fight with Cormier in severe jeopardy. 

Speaking about the former UFC light-heavyweight champion, UFC president Dana White didn't hold back, saying that Jones did the absolute worst possible thing that he could have when in that situation with a police officer.


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Dumb Move

"I haven't talked to him obviously, he's been a little tied up since that happened," White said to TMZ on Thursday for their show on Fox Sports 1. 

"Let me tell you what, when I get pulled over by the police I am the most polite human being you've ever met in your life. There's no upside to talking back to the police."

"It's the dumbest thing you could ever do, especially if you're in Jon Jones' position."

Jones traffic stop by law enforcement ended with him receiving five citations for drag racing, exhibition driving, weaving, failing to properly display his license plate, and modifying his exhaust pipe. This ultimately landed him in jail for the better part of two days until his hearing on Thursday.

Jones was still under probation from a hit-and-run accident that happened in 2015, with the violations being a break in his parole. Thankfully, for Jones and the UFC, he has gotten away relatively lightly.

Jones is no longer allowed to drive his car without permission from his probation officer in addition to community service, a driving education course and anger management classes as part of his plea bargain.

Keeping it Real

It seems like we should just get used to stuff like this from 'Bones'.

According to White, the 28-year-old tried to become a media darling and beloved by UFC fans the world over, but is now done with that and is instead just going to be himself, with everything that entails.

"I don't think Jon Jones is ever going to be the Jon Jones people expect him to be," White said. "I think Jon's going to do Jon. I think Jon tried so hard to play the good guy for so long it drove him crazy. Jon is just going to be Jon now."

So, get used to the new Jon Jones, he's here to stay.

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