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Jon Jones takes plea deal in drag-racing case, must complete aggressive driving school

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Jon Jones has taken a plea deal in his drag-racing case.

The UFC star pleaded guilty to unlawful use of modification of exhaust systems and improper display of registration plate in Albuquerque (N.M.) Metropolitan Court on Thursday morning, according to court spokesperson Camille Baca. The other charges — unlawful drag racing, unlawful exhibition driving and failure to maintain traffic lane — were thrown out.

Jones was given a 90-day deferred sentence. In that period, he must complete aggressive driving school, comply with any previous driving restrictions, complete 60 hours of community service and pay a fine of $143. He must not violate any laws in that time.

TMZ was the first to report the sentence.

Jones, 29, already has 51 hours of community service completed from a probation violation in March in relation to the drag-racing charges. During that hearing, a judge ordered Jones attend anger management and driver improvement courses and do 60 hours of community service. He also needs approval from his probation officer every time he wants to drive.

The former longtime UFC light heavyweight champion was pulled over March 24 by Albuquerque Police Department officer Jason Brown. Jones can be seen vehemently denying he was drag racing on Brown’s body cam video. The confrontation got heated with Jones calling Brown a “f*cking liar” and a “pig.” Brown responded with snark.

Jones was already on probation following pleading guilty to a felony hit-and-run charge back in September. He was granted a conditional discharge in that case, which included 18 months of probation and 72 appearances of charity work. If Jones fulfilled that in that time span and didn’t break the law, the judge said, he would be re-sentenced and the felony would likely be wiped clear from his record.

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