Judge Tells Jon 'Bones' Jones to Make Evaluation "A Priority"

By Cristina Frank

July 3, 2012 Updated Jul 4, 2012 at 5:31 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) UFC Champ Jon "Bones" Jones' sentencing is pushed back until the end of the month.

Tuesday morning in Binghamton City Court, Judge Daniel Seiden granted Jones a three week extension to complete a two day drug and alcohol evaluation in Tompkins County.

Jones' attorney said his client is halfway through it.

In the courtroom, Judge Seiden told Jones he needs to "make it a priority."

On May 19, Jones drove while intoxicated and crashed his 2012 Bentley into a telephone pole on the corner of Grand Boulevard and Helen Street.

The MMA fighting champion entered in a plea deal with the District Attorney's office in Binghamton City Court.

He pleaded guilty to DWI charges.

On his way out of court on Tuesday, Jones had no comment to Action News.

Through his attorneys at Jackson & Bergman, the following statement was released:

"By pleading guilty on May 29, Mr. Jones has 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."

Jones is now scheduled to be sentenced July 31 at 9:00 a.m.