On Monday afternoon, video surfaced revealing the body cam footage of Albuquerque Police Department at the scene of the April 26 hit-and-run incident involving former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones surfaced. Audio from the 911 call was also included in the video.

MMA Digest was the first to obtain the audio and video footage

The following day, Jones ware arrested on a felony charge for fleeing from the scene of the accident, which left a 25-year-old pregnant woman with a fractured arm and wrist the day before.

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.

It was not soon after, UFC President Dana White announced the promotion had stripped Jones of his light heavyweight title effective immediately and suspended him indefinitely.

Jones (21-1) 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 was scheduled to defend his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187. However, as a result of Jones’ suspension, Daniel Cormier was named the replacement against Johnson in the main event, with the now vacant title on the line. Cormier would go on to earn the light heavyweight title.

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