Jon Jones walks away unscratched from a Car Accident; The fight against Ryan Bader is still onPosted on January 20, 2011, 04:27 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC Light Heavyweight contender Jon Jones got himself in a card accident, just 16 days before the long-anticipated bout against Ryan "Darth" Bader at UFC 126. Jones's Chrysler 300 will need some extra repair, but luckily, "Bones" left the accident unscratched. Here's what Jon Jones said on Twitter (@jonnybones):
"I just got into a car accident, police said it wasn't my fault.. I walked away without a scratch, GOD IS GOOD.... Hopefully, I get blessed with one of the fight bonuses, my insurance hasn't kicked in yet and I may have just taken a major loss… Everyone's okay, me and some teammates were on our way to the dog park in between practices, good thing we were all wearing our seatbelts. I refuse to allow this situation to steal my joy, the fight will go on."
The fight against Ryan Bader could determine the next contender for Shogun Rua's UFC Light Heavyweight title, which will be on the line at UFC 128 in March. Jon Jones is currently 11-1 in his MMA career, having his only loss via a controversial DQ in a fight against Matt Hamill. Ironically, only one week ago Jon Jones's teammates played a prank on him by re-parking the very same car away from the Greg Jackson GYM in Albuquerque, New Mexico.