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Jon Jones

FIRED BY REEBOK

4/29/2015 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jon Jones is OUT at Reebok -- with reps for the sports apparel company telling us they're 86'ing the UFC star over his recent arrest in New Mexico.

A rep for Reebok tells TMZ Sports ... 'In light of recent events, we have made the decision to terminate our contract with Jon Jones, effective immediately.'

Jones has been with Reebok since December -- when the company signed both Jon and Ronda Rousey to big sponsorship deals. 

The news comes in the wake of the UFC suspending Jones indefinitely and stripping him of his title after he was arrested for felony hit and run in Albuquerque. 

Jon Jones

SUSPENDED BY UFC

... Jones Apologizes

4/28/2015 7:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar8:55 PM PT -- Jones has just been suspended indefinitely by the UFC -- which has also decided to strip Jones of the light heavyweight title due the felony charge he's facing in New Mexico..

The UFC issued a statement saying, "As a result of the charge and other violations of the Athlete Code of Conduct Policy, the organization believes it is best to allow Jones time to focus on his pending legal matters."

"While there is disappointment in the recent charges, the organization remains supportive of Jones as he works through the legal process."

Jones is now officially OUT of UFC 187 -- and Rumble Johnson will now fight Daniel Cormier instead of Jon Jones on May 23rd. 

update-grey-gray-barJon Jones has finally broken his silence about his arrest in New Mexico -- seemingly admitting to the hit and run crash ... and apologizing to everyone he's let down. 

The UFC star went to Twitter moments ago and wrote, "Got a lot of soul searching to do. Sorry to everyone I've let down."

It's the first time Jones has spoken publicly since allegedly running a red light and smashing into another car in Albuquerque on Sunday. The victim, a pregnant woman, was hospitalized for a broken arm. Cops say they found weed in Jon's car.

Jones -- who allegedly ran from the scene -- was arrested and charged with felony hit and run.

So far, the UFC has not said whether or not Jones will fight in UFC 187 next month -- but it's highly unlikely he'll stay on the fight card at this point.

Jon Jones

SURRENDERS

... After Alleged Hit & Run

4/27/2015 6:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jon Jones is officially in police custody -- finally ... with law enforcement telling TMZ Sports the UFC superstar has turned himself in after an alleged hit and run. 

Jones allegedly ran from the scene of an accident in Albuquerque early Sunday morning -- in a crash that injured a pregnant woman so badly, she had to be hospitalized. 

A warrant was issued for Jones' arrest for felony hit and run -- due to the severity of the victim's injuries. 

But now, cops say ... Jones surrendered and is in custody at Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center without incident. We're told bond has been set at $2,500. 

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Jon Jones

Arrest Warrant Filed

... Victim Has Broken Arm

4/27/2015 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0427-jon-jones-tmz-03update_graphic_red_bar3:30 PM PT -- New Mexico cops have filed a felony warrant for Jones' arrest for leaving the scene of the accident. update_grey_gray_barOfficials in New Mexico say they are "currently working on an arrest warrant" for UFC superstar Jon Jones ... stemming from a hit and run crash Sunday morning. 

We're told the victim -- a 20-year-old pregnant woman -- suffered a broken arm in the wreck ... and due to her injury, officials are "elevating" the potential charge against Jones to "felony leaving the scene of an accident."

As we previously reported, witnesses say they saw Jones run from the scene of the crime and jump a fence. Cops say they later found weed and a marijuana pipe in his car. 

So far, no one has heard a peep from Jones -- including police. 

UFC's Rashad Evans

I Bet UFC Pulls Jon Jones

from UFC 187

4/27/2015 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's just a matter of time before the UFC pulls Jon Jones from UFC 187 ... at least, that's what UFC star Rashad Evans believes will happen in the wake of the hit and run investigation in New Mexico. 

Jones is currently scheduled to fight Rashad's teammate Rumble Johnson in the main event during the May 23rd event in Las Vegas ... one of the biggest UFC events of the year. 

But now that cops have labeled Jones a suspect in the felony investigation -- Evans tells TMZ Sports he believes Dana White is probably looking for a replacement.

In fact, Rashad says the UFC has to "put their foot down" and make an example out of their biggest star. 

Jon Jones

Swore He's a Responsible Driver

... 3 Weeks Before Crash

4/27/2015 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jon Jones made an interesting video just 3 weeks ago ... telling his fans his days of being reckless behind the wheel were LONG OVER ... and he's a much more "mature" driver now. 

In the video, the UFC champ told his fans he was thinking about getting a brand new lightning fast Corvette ... the first fast car since he wrecked his Bentley in his 2012 DUI crash.  

"I've matured a lot since the Bentley," Jones said at the time ... "May not seem like it .. but I have people, I promise."

Just 3 weeks after the video, Jones allegedly crashed ANOTHER car and injured a pregnant woman in a hit and run incident in New Mexico. Cops say there was weed in Jones' vehicle. 

Jon Jones

Drugs Found In Crash Car

4/27/2015 8:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Investigators found marijuana and a marijuana pipe inside the car that Jon Jones allegedly abandoned moments after a hit and run crash in New Mexico ... cops say. 

TMZ Sports has obtained the police report ... in which cops say witnesses saw a man believed to be the UFC champ run from the crash scene moments after slamming into a car carrying  a pregnant woman. 

One witness says Jones got out of his silver Buick and ran into the hills -- before slouching over and darting back to the car to grab a "large handful of cash." 

After that, witnesses say Jones jumped a nearby fence and ran off.  

As for the initial crash, cops say Jones ran a red light ... and slammed into the pregnant woman's car. The woman told responders she felt like she was going to pass out. She was taken to a nearby hospital. 

Cops tried multiple times to contact Jones -- but were unable to reach the UFC superstar.  

Story developing ... 

Jon Jones Investigation

Cop ID'd UFC Star

Running from Crash Scene

4/27/2015 7:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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An off-duty police officer says he witnessed a man he believed to be Jon Jones fleeing from a hit and run crash -- ON FOOT -- moments after the accident ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The Albuquerque Police Dept. tells us ... the suspect literally ran from the scene Sunday morning moments after the collision, which injured a 20-year-old pregnant woman

We're told an off-duty police officer happened to be in the area ... and told investigators he watched a man flee the scene ... a man who he believed to be Jon Jones. 

BTW -- Jones is 6'4" and 205 pounds. 

Cops tell us they searched the suspect's vehicle -- a rental car -- and found documents with Jon's name on them. 

We're told cops have still not spoken with Jones -- but say he's still a person of interest in the investigation. 

Jon Jones

Suspect In Hit & Run

Pregnant Woman Injured

4/26/2015 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0426-jon-jones-GETTY-01UFC superstar Jon Jones has now been named a suspect in a hit and run crash ... in which a 20-year- old pregnant woman was hospitalized ... the Albuquerque Police Dept. tells TMZ Sports

A rep for the APD says ... Jon is "wanted for questioning" in regards to a crash that occurred Sunday morning in New Mexico. The woman sustained non-life threatening injuries.

We've reached out to the UFC for comment -- so far, no word back.

There were rumors on social media that drugs were involved in the wreck -- but cops wouldn't say anything about that at this point.

The UFC says it is aware of the investigation -- and is actively trying to gather information.

UFC's Paige VanZant

I'll Never Fight Ronda Rousey!

4/21/2015 4:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

She's UFC's newest rising superstar ... but Paige VanZant says there's NO WAY she'll ever step into the octagon with Ronda Rousey

VanZant appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" on Tuesday -- and talked about how she made the transition from being a dancer to a legit wrecking machine. 

In fact, the 21-year-old says she owes a lot of her success to Rousey -- who paved the way for women to fight in the UFC. 

But when it comes to a possible mega-fight between the ladies, VanZant makes it very clear ... she doesn't have a death wish. 

UFC's Michael Bisping

Hey, Wanderlei Silva ...

Oral Me!

4/21/2015 8:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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UFC stud Michael Bisping wants to have a Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky relationship with Wanderlei SIlva -- and yesterday, he formally invited his former rival to play the role of Monica.

Bisping was out in L.A. promoting his fight with C.B. Dollaway at UFC 186 ... when we brought up his old nemesis Silva -- who was banned from the UFC for life for ducking drug tests.

First, he called Silva a moron.

Then he called him another word for wiener.

And for his finale, he invited Mr. Silva to 3rd base. 

Enjoy. 

UFC's Paige VanZant

You're No Ronda Rousey

... Says UFC Champ

4/20/2015 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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She's coming off the biggest win of her career ... but UFC's new rising female superstar Paige VanZant would get MURDERED in a fight with Ronda Rousey ... so says UFC stud Demetrious Johnson

Johnson -- the reigning flyweight champ -- says VanZant COULD be the next great female fighter ... but don't go crowning her just yet. 

FYI -- 21-year-old VanZant extended her UFC record to 2-0 this weekend with a DOMINATING performance at "UFC on FOX 15" this weekend.

Clearly, Johnson doesn't think VanZant stands a chance against Rousey in the octagon ... but there is one arena he'd like to see them compete. 

#TwerkBattle

UFC's Corey Anderson

Teeth Bashed In

During Insane UFC Fight

4/20/2015 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Here's UFC fighter Corey Anderson ... GETTING HIS TEETH PUT BACK IN HIS FACE ... after a crazy violent fight with Gian Villante at "UFC on FOX 15" this past weekend. 

By the way, Anderson also suffered something called "HOLE IN HIS CHIN" ... which needed to be stitched up after the fight. 

The 25-year-old sustained the facial injuries in the first minute of the fight, but continued to battle ... until he was knocked out in the closing seconds of the fight. 

The good news -- Anderson got a $50k bonus for being "Fight of the Night" -- which is cool ... but damn, that's gotta hurt. 

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