The most sought after man in mixed martial arts has finally broke his silence.

On Tuesday night Jon Jones took to Twitter for the first time since turning himself into the Albuquerque Police Department for his role in a hit-and-run incident Sunday morning.

Earlier today, the reigning  UFC light heavyweight champion was  released from custody on continued bond by a judge in San Bernalillo (N.M.) County court. Jones was arrested on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident, which left a 25-year-old pregnant woman with a fractured arm and wrist.

While it was initially reported that Jones was facing misdemeanor charges, due to the severity of the injury to the other driver, the potential charges were upgraded to a felony. He was released after posting his own $2,500 bond.

Jones (21-1), currently the number one ranked pound-for-pound fighter on the planet according the The MMA Corner’s fighter rankings, was last seen earning a unanimous decision over bitter rival Daniel Cormier in their main event title fight at UFC 182 early this month. It was not soon after all hell broke loose in Jones’ life as it was revealed pre-fight drug test results revealed he had tested positive for cocaine. However, since the Nevada State Athletic Commission follows the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code, Jones was not suspended due to the fact the fact cocaine is not considered a banned out-of-competition substance.

He is currently to scheduled to defend his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 next month.

If Jones is indeed pulled from the card, the middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort, which was originally scheduled to take place in the co-main event, is expected to be promoted to the headlining act

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