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Albuquerque PD: UFC champion Jon Jones sought for questioning in hit-and-run accident

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Update: Jon Jones has been named a suspect in the case.

UFC champion Jon Jones is being sought for questioning in a hit-and-run car accident, an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman told on Sunday.

A woman's car was struck Sunday morning in Albuquerque, N.M., and the offender in the other vehicle fled the scene, per Albuquerque PD spokesman Simon Drobik. The case is currently under investigation and Albuquerque PD would like to speak with Jones regarding the matter. Drobik could not confirm if Jones was a suspect in the incident.

There is no warrant for Jones' arrest. The police are currently just seeking him for questioning. Albuquerque PD is still attempting to hash out all the details of the case.

"[We] don't know where he is right now," Drobik said of Jones. "We're trying to figure that out."

The woman, whose name was withheld by Albuquerque PD, was rushed to the hospital with "non-life threatening injuries," Drobik said.

Jones is a resident of Albuquerque and trains out of Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA in the New Mexico city.

Jones is scheduled to defend his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 on May 23 in Las Vegas. Reports surfaced Sunday on Twitter that Jones was out of the fight with Johnson. But Johnson's manager Glenn Robinson told on Sunday afternoon that he had not heard anything about the fight being off.

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