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Albuquerque PD: UFC champ Jon Jones officially named suspect in hit-and-run accident

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jon Jones has been named the suspect in a hit-and-run car accident in Albuquerque, N.M., according to Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Simon Drobik.

A previous report stated that the woman whose car was hit Sunday morning was middle-aged, but she's actually in her 20s and pregnant, the Albuquerque PD stated in a press release Sunday night. The woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Jones is still wanted for questioning. Police attempted to reach the UFC champion at his Albuquerque home Sunday, but could not get in touch with him, according to the release. The release also stated that the APD reached out to Jones' lawyer, but have not heard back.

"Yes, he is the suspect and we're hoping that he will contact us to give us his side of the story," Drobik told

The Albuquerque PD Department is asking Jones to reach out by calling (505) 242-2677.

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.

The 27-year-old champion has had troubles in the past, including a DWI arrest in 2012 and testing positive for cocaine in an out-of-competition drug test in December.

The UFC released the following statement regarding the incident Sunday night:

"We are aware that the Albuquerque Police Department is interested in speaking to Jon Jones regarding his possible involvement in a motor vehicle accident. We are in the process of gathering facts and will reserve further comment until more information is available."

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