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Jon Jones accepts plea deal (again) in drag racing case, avoids jail time (again)

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Finally, some good new for the "Bones" camp.

After pleading guilty to unlawful use of modification of exhaust systems and improper display of a registration plate during a hearing in Albuquerque, N.M., earlier today (Aug. 11, 2016), Jon Jones was given a 90-day deferred sentence, avoiding jail time in the process.

That means the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion has to stay out of trouble for the next three months. He will also be required to do 60 hours of community service, attend driving school and and pay a fine of $143, according to MMA Fighting.

Jones was issued a total of five citations after he was stopped by a local police officer for his alleged involvement in a drag race this past March in "The Duke City." That prompted "Bones" to lose his cool and go off on the citing police officer, calling him a "fucking liar" and a "pig" for basically harassing him.

See the full video here.

The good news for Jones is that the other three charges, which include unlawful drag racing, unlawful exhibition driving and failure to maintain traffic lane, were thrown out by the judge.

Jones is currently sitting idle when it comes to his mixed martial arts (MMA) career after he was flagged by USADA for a failed drug test three days prior to his much-anticipated title fight against Daniel Cormier, which was set for UFC 200 on July 9, 2016. Despite maintaining his innocence, it was revealed that Jones tested positive for hydroxy-clomiphene, an anti-estrogen substance which is often used to mask the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). As a result, he faces a potential two-year ban from the sport from USADA. He has yet to appear before Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to make his case, but that hearing will likely happen sooner than later.

For more on that ongoing saga click here.

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