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Jon Jones is still behind bars after turning himself in to authorities yesterday morning for a probation violation.

Jones was ticketed for several moving violations, including "drag racing" in Albuquerque last week. He has since gone public denying that he was NOT drag racing and that the officer who pulled him over singled him out.

The police department, in defense of the officer, released the body cam footage of the stop which showed an emotional Jones using some "choice words" with the cop. Normally this wouldn't be news, but Jones is still on probation for a hit-and-run incident that took place in 2015 and also has moving violations from January.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and rather then wait for their police to find him, Jones turned himself in early yesterday morning.

Officials say that his first night in jail was "quiet" and that he was a "model inmate." Due to his celebrity status (and the fact that, you know... He's a trained fighter) Jones has been separated from the general population for his safety as well as those who might want to see exactly how tough the former light heavyweight champion is.

Unfortunately for Jones, it doesn't look like his day in court will come today as his hearing has been set for 8 a.m. Thursday morning in New Mexico Second Judicial District Court. Until his appearance, Jones will have to stay locked up at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center. Currently, no bail is set... which is typical in a probation violation case.

The courts announced that only one camera will be admitted into the courtroom and Albuquerque news station KOB has been the station that won the lottery to carry the hearing.

The hearing will not be streamed live, but it's safe to assume that KOB will post live updates on their website,


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