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UFC light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones was sentenced today for the Driving While Intoxicated charge he incurred in a May 19 incident in Binghamton, N.Y. The sentence handed down by the judge included a $1,000 fine and suspension of his driver's license for a period of six months. Jones will face no jail time. The MMA superstar, who will be taking on Dan Henderson at UFC 151 in September, had previously pleaded guilty.
Take it away, MMAFighting:
In his only official public statement released in July, Jones expressed remorse and regret over the incident. "Mr. Jones wishes to express the following to his fans, friends, and, most of all, his family: By pleading guilty on May 29, Mr. Jones accepted responsibility for his actions. This process has been a learning experience for this young man. He is remorseful for his conduct, but thankful for the opportunity to accept responsibility and to grow as a person. This experience has motivated Mr. Jones to achieve his maximum potential both professionally and personally."
With the DWI on his record, Jones officially joins the ranks of a very elite UFC club — a club whose members have all made poor decisions and suffered severe legal ramifications for them. Other members include:
- Former UFC light-heavyweight champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, who literally went on a rampage (of the vehicular variety) and led police on a merry chase through Newport Beach, C.A., before being arrested. Unlike Jones, Jackson avoided wrapping his sweet ride around a telephone pole. He was eventually sentenced to three years of probation.
- Top UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen, who engaged in some shady real estate dealings in his home state of Oregon and was soon on the hook for mortgage fraud and money laundering. Sonnen pleaded guilty and was subject to 24 months of probation, a $10,000 fine and forfeiture of his real estate license.
- UFC lightweight competitor Josh Neer, who was arrested for drunk driving after leading police on a high-speed chase through Des Moines, I.A. Neer received a suspended sentence for his joyride because, hey, it's Iowa.
- Former UFC heavyweight competitor Bobby Hoffman, who lost to Josh Barnett at UFC 34, then promptly beat his new bride silly. Hoffman spent a significant amount of time in the pokey for that outburst of domestic violence, and never set foot in the Octagon again.
As a reigning champ at the time of his legal troubles, I guess this sort of makes Jones the leader of the club. Am I right?
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MJ's continued influence on pop culture has proved that the King of Pop will forever remain in the hearts of music fans.
By Nadeska Alexis
<P>Music fans the world over can mark June 25, 2009 as one of those eerie days that force them to recall exactly what they were doing in the moments before they heard tragic news. <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1614744/michael-jackson-dies-at-50.jhtml">Michael Jackson died</a> that day, at the age of 50, and the world was not ready to see him go.</P><P>No entertainer could ever fill the void that MJ left behind, but his memory has not faded in the three years that he's been gone. In the past 12 months alone, we've seen Jackson-inspired productions, heard narratives from celebrities who continually cite him as a key influence, and this summer his face will be plastered on Pepsi cans to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his classic album <i>Bad.</i> Keep reading to see a few examples from the past year that prove that Jackson has remained forever in the heart of pop culture.</P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Remembering Michael Jackson" id="id:1614746" width="415" height="255"></div><p></P><P><strong>Conrad Murray manslaughter trial</strong></P><P>The public and very messy <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1673780/michael-jackson-trial-conrad-murray-prosecution-defense.jhtml">manslaughter trial for Jackson's doctor</a> Conrad Murray began in late September, and it was an excruciating and drawn-out ordeal for fans who were hoping to find closure after the star's death. After a painstaking six-week trial, which included testimony from 49 witnesses, a jury delivered a guilty verdict on involuntary manslaughter charges for Murray on November 7, and the world let out a collective sigh of relief.</P><P><strong><i>Watch the Throne</i> shout-out</strong></P><P>The guilty verdict in Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial was handed down just hours before Jay-Z and Kanye West's <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1673963/jay-z-kanye-west-watch-the-throne-madison-square-garden.jhtml"><i>Watch the Throne</i> tour</a> hit Madison Square Garden in New York, and it was clear that the hip-hop Titans were paying attention, just like everyone else. While spitting his lines on the <i>WTT's</i> "Welcome to the Jungle," Jay threw extra emphasis on the line, "Rest in peace to the leader of the Jackson 5," which drew applause from the crowd.</P><P><strong>Cirque Du Soleil launches Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour</strong></P><P>After a few preliminary shows in Canada, in October Cirque Du Soleil launched <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1682347/michael-jackson-immortal-cirque.jhtml">Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour</a> in the U.S., dedicating a two-hour production entirely to the fallen legend. The mind-blowing mashup of dance and acrobatics, set to MJ's music, was an immediate hit, and the 65 artists who trained intensely for their performances did not take their responsibilities lightly. When <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1682612/michael-jackson-immortal-world-tour.jhtml">MTV News caught up with</a> one of the dancers backstage, following a performance set to "Danger," he admitted that the entire production was deeply emotional, and that if MJ could see the show, "he would feel such a sense of pride of what he has given us to work with."</P><P><strong>Jackson tops fans' hologram wish list</strong></P><P>Tupac's hologram appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April set off a firestorm of speculation about which deceased entertainer we could expect to see onstage next. Not surprisingly, MJ was on the tip of many a fan's tongue. <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/lmfao/artist.jhtml">LMFAO</a>'s Redfoo put MJ's name at the top of his hologram wish list, while a quick poll of fans in the Times Square area found that the masses wholeheartedly agreed."It's a really cliché answer, but in my time I've never seen [Michael Jackson] and it would just be something awesome to watch," <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1684073/michael-jackson-amy-winehouse-holograms.jhtml">one fan told MTV News</a>.</P><P><strong>Justin Bieber's "Die in Your Arms" single inspired by MJ</strong></P><P>Justin Bieber stopped by MTV's Times Square studio on June 19 for his "Bieber Live" special, during which the 18-year-old superstar performed one of his new singles <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1687838/justin-bieber-die-in-your-arms-michael-jackson.jhtml">"Die in Your Arms,"</a> and explained that the track was inspired by old MJ footage he viewed during a session with producer Rodney Jerkins. "Before I got in the booth, [Rodney Jerkins] showed me this hour-long video of Michael [Jackson] footage, never been seen before. It's Michael's personality, him in the booth dancing. It's some really special stuff," Bieber recalled. "So me seeing that, going in there and being inspired and working with Rodney, who worked with Michael — it was incredible."</P><P><strong>Pepsi 'Live For Now' Campaign</strong></P><P>In 1984 Michael Jackson first linked up with Pepsi for a $5 million marketing campaign, and 28 years later the soda giant is teaming up with the Jackson estate to commemorate the 25th anniversary edition of his classic album <i>Bad.</i> The <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1684460/michael-jackson-pepsi-cans.jhtml">"Live for Now" campaign</a> will find the icon's face plastered on special, limited-edition Pepsi cans this summer. The cans will include special download codes treating fans to <i>Bad</i> remixes.</P><P><strong>Rick Ross shouts out MJ on <i>Self Made Vol. 2</i> </strong></P><P>From Bieber to Rick Ross, no artist has escaped the influence of Michael Jackson. The Maybach Music Group CEO is unveiling his latest compilation album <a href="http://rapfix.mtv.com/2012/06/21/maybach-music-self-made-vol-2-album-stream/"><i>Self Made Vol. 2</i></a> on Tuesday, just one day after the anniversary of Jackson's death, and that fact didn't escape him. Ross begins the LP's intro by telling fans, "If Michael Jackson came alive right now, he'd ask you to smoke one for him. So in his honor [lights up]."</P><P><b>Jackson Brothers launch Unity Tour</b></P><P>Five days before the June 25 anniversary of MJ's death, his four brothers — Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon — launched their <a href="http://rapfix.mtv.com/2012/04/23/michael-jackson-hologram-jackson-brothers-tour/">Unity Tour</a>. The Jackson brothers revealed that a joint tour has been in the making for years, but admitted that they needed time to heal after losing the most famous member of the Jackson 5. Following Michael's death, all four brothers were featured on the A&E reality series "The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty," which found them coping with their loss. In April it was rumored that an MJ hologram would make an appearance on the jaunt, but there's been no confirmation that the early reports were true.</P>Related Photos
So you want to own a painfully gorgeous Porsche 550, but you don't have $3.685 million? You don't say! If your heart is still set on a stunning sports car with classic lines, then Vintech may have a solution for you. The French company has created the P550 Tribute, and as the name suggests, the car is meant to evoke the famed Porsche 550.
Though possessing classic lines, the P550 boasts a full carbon fiber body, under which is a modern chassis and a 3.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine. The engine is expected to produce between 260 and 270 horsepower, sent through a five-speed manual transmission. With a curb weight of only 1,212 pounds, this vehicular homage should haul some serious tail.
The P550 Tribute will make its debut Friday, August 17 at "The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering." It is one of the many prestigious events taking place during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Delegance weekend.
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Australian rider was followed by the Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo in second place. While the third position occupied by his teammate Stoner, Dani Pedrosa.
Both riders Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team, Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow complete in fourth and fifth.
Meanwhile, a host of riders Ducati, Nicky Hayden managed to finish in sixth place after a tight battle with Stefan Bradl. While teammate Valentino Rossi failed to finish the race after a crash on lap-lap last.
Aleix Espargaro of Power Electronics Aspar team rider went on to become the fastest CRT with ninth place.
MotoGP race results from the United States:
1. Casey Stoner - Repsol Honda (43m 45.961s)
2. Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing (43m 49.390s)
3. Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda (43m 53.594s)
4. Andrea Dovizioso - Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (44m 4.563s)
5. Cal Crutchlow - Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (44m 4.740s)
6. Nicky Hayden - Ducati Team (44m 12.863s)
7. Stefan Bradl - LCR Honda MotoGP (44m 14.354s)
8. Alvaro Bautista - San Carlo Honda Gresini (44m 36.207s)
9. Aleix Espargaro - Power Electronics Aspar (45m 4.954s)
10. Karel Abraham - Cardion AB Motoracing (45m 8.037s)
11. Randy De Puniet - Power Electronics Aspar (+1 lap)
12. Yonny Hernandez - Avintia Blusens (+1 lap)
13. Colin Edwards - NGM Forward Racing (+1 lap)
14. Ivan Silva - Avintia Blusens (+1 lap)
Did not finish:
Valentino Rossi - Ducati Team (GP12)
Ben Spies - Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1)
James Ellison - Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT)
Danilo Petrucci - Came IodaRacing (Aprilia Ioda-CRT)
Mattia Pasini - Speed Master (ART CRT)
Toni Elias - Pramac Racing (GP12)
Michele Pirro - San Carlo Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT)
Keyword : Fall Rossi, Stoner MotoGP champion United States
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