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Jon Jones Stripped of UFC Title, Suspended

Jon Jones has been stripped of his UFC light heavyweight title and suspended indefinitely following his arrest in New Mexico on a hit-and-run that police say left a pregnant woman with a broken arm.

The UFC announced the penalties Tuesday night for violations of its athlete code of conduct policy.

Jones was scheduled to face No. 1 contender Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 in Las Vegas on May 23. Instead, No. 3 contender Daniel Cormier will face Johnson for the title.

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Earlier Tuesday in Albuquerque, Jones made his first court appearance.

Jones appeared with his lawyer and left without speaking to reporters. He's facing a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving death or personal injuries.