The pre-trial hearing scheduled for Thursday for former UFC light heavyweight champion
The pre-trial hearing is where parties are brought together to lay out future court dates for the proceedings. It is also an opportunity for the defense to change its plea.
A preliminary examination, where the prosecution presents its evidence in the case to the court, had been scheduled for Nov. 30. That date will also be rescheduled -- although that date has not yet been determined -- as Jackson will be in England on that date preparing for his Dec. 27 bout with
The court proceedings stem from Jackson's arrest on July 15 -- just one week removed from losing his title to
The 30-year-old Jackson has been charged with one felony count of evading while driving recklessly, one felony count of evading a peace officer and driving against traffic, three misdemeanor counts of hit and run with property damage, and one misdemeanor count of reckless driving.
Appearing before the court on Aug. 28, Jackson entered a plea of not guilty.