Jon Jones under investigation for perjury
Jon Jones told the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) in September that he lost his Nike endorsement due to a brawl he had with Daniel Cormier during a press event in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Last week, Jones backtracked from that statement and now the Nevada deputy attorney general is reviewing whether or not Jones perjured himself under oath at the hearing, MMAFighting.com has learned.
NAC executive director Bob Bennett said the commission is aware of Jones' comments prior to UFC 182 and the matter has been sent up the ladder.
"They're considering it for review," Bennett said. "It's nothing new to us.
"It would be concerning if anyone lied during testimony."
Donald Cerrone replaces Eddie Alvarez, meets Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 59
Donald Cerrone (26-6 MMA, 13-3 UFC) wanted to fight again as quickly as possible after his win over Myles Jury at UFC 182. Two weeks seems pretty quick.
UFC President Dana White announced on Instagram that Cerrone has agreed to step in for an injured Eddie Alvarez (25-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and will now meet Benson Henderson (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) at next week’s UFC Fight Night 59 event, which takes place on Jan. 18, 2015 at Boston’s TD Garden. The evening’s four-fight main card airs on FOX Sports 1 (10 p.m. ET) following six preliminary bouts on the same channel (7 p.m. ET) and two that stream on UFC Fight Pass (6 p.m. ET).