Arguably one of the greatest fighters in MMA history has been officially reinstated by the UFC after a hit-and-run situation sidelined Jon Jones for several months.
The UFC announced today that they've lifted their suspension on the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, who was forced to vacate his championship after fleeing from the scene of an accident in April. Jones' foe Daniel Cormier went on to win the title.
Last month, Jones plead guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, and was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation, with authorization to travel for work-related reasons. He's also mandated to do 72 appearances for charity or youth outreach in order to avoid a felony charge.
UFC and Jon Jones both commented on the news. You can see UFC's official statement below.
"We've made it clear to Jon that this new opportunity to compete in UFC is a privilege and not a right, and that there are significant expectations we have regarding his conduct moving forward," said UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. "We're happy to read and see reports that he has embraced the terms of his plea agreement and is using this experience to grow and develop as a person."
"I am thankful to be able to do what I love once again and I look forward to proving myself as a champion in and outside of the Octagon," Jones said.
Jones also posted videos of him dancing to Ma$e's "Welcome Back" which he will likely delete. You can see those (for now) at this link.