Update: Jon Jones Removed From General Population “For His Own Safety”

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As noted, UFC star Jon Jones will remain in custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center until his court hearing for his probation violation, which has been set for Thursday morning. However, it has recently come to light that the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion had to be removed from general population “for his own safety.”

Authorities told TMZ Sports the following:

“From the moment he walked into the jail, everyone knew he was there. It got around fast. Everyone knows who he is because he was just here a few months ago to speak as part of his community service.”

Jones was arrested on Tuesday morning for probation violation stemming from an alleged drag racing incident, and is being cited for four other offenses, including exhibition driving, use of modification of exhaust system, failure to maintain traffic lane and improper display of registration plate.

You can check out video footage of Jones’ interaction with the officer who stopped him, which got quite heated before all was said-and-done, by clicking here.

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