Report: Battery Charge Against Jon Jones Dropped

Some good news has come UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones’ way as a petty misdemeanor charge against him has been dropped.

Aaron Bronsteter of TSN reports that the Bernalillo County District Attorney's office decided to drop the charge during a pre-trial conference that Jones attended. 

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A determination was made after multiple witness interviews failed to collaborate the accusations against Jones, who was accused of slapping a waitress in the behind while also kissing her neck, with the incident taking place at the TD's Eubank Showclub in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The waitress who had initially accused Jones of the crime also refused to cooperate with the prosecutors assigned to the case, it is unknown at this time as to why she refused to cooperate. 

Denise White, a spokesperson for Jones, says that the light heavyweight champion is happy to put the situation to rest.

"We are just pleased this can be put to rest and Jon can concentrate on training and his family," said White. 

Jones had previously reached a plea agreement concerning a petty misdemeanour of disorderly conduct in relation to the case, as he pleaded no contest and was given 90 days probation. Jones could face up to 90 days in prison if he violates the plea agreement.

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