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With UFC 200 looming, Jon Jones requests extension on community service deadline

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has roughly 10 days to complete the remaining 60 hours of his community service, part of a plea-bargain following last year's hit-and-run fiasco in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tick-tock, tick-tock.

The original deadline was July 1, but "Bones" is now asking the courts to have that date bumped to Aug. 15, according to KRQE News 13, as he prepares for his title unification bout against Daniel Cormier. They'll run it back in the UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

No word yet on whether or not his request has been granted.

In addition to his 120 hours (total) of community service, Jones -- who was also hit with a suspension from his employers -- got tagged with 18 months probation. The current pound-for-pound great returned to mixed martial arts (MMA) back in April, taking an uninspired unanimous decision win over Ovince Saint Preux.

For more on his upcoming UFC 200 fight click here.

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