UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will not face jail time after entering a guilty plea to a charge of driving while intoxicated stemming from a March 26 incident in New Mexico. Jones agreed to one year of supervised probation as part of the plea deal, provided he follows the terms of the agreement.

Jones (26-1, 1 NC) must serve 96 consecutive hours in a Community Custody Program (similar to house arrest) and complete 48 hours of community service. Other terms of the deal include Jones paying a $500 fine and taking part in a 90-day outpatient treatment program. The latter will be allowed to take place via video conferencing due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“His attorney and Mr. Jones have been made aware that if he fails to do this, the state will seek to impose the balance of any jail time without regard for any exceptional circumstances,” Bernalillo County district attorney direct of communications Michael Patrick said.

Jones was arrested last Thursday in Albuquerque, New Mexico — where he lives and trains — on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, negligent use of a deadly weapon, no proof of insurance and possession of an open container of alcohol. The latter three charges were dropped as part of the plea deal, which has not yet been approved by a judge.

The 32-year-old Jones broke his silence through a statement from his publicist. Neither UFC nor president Dana White has yet to publicly comment.

“While we all work to understand and cope with stress and uncertainties surrounding the current state of our world, I want to express how truly disappointed I am that I have become the source of a negative headline again, especially during these trying times,” Jones said. “I am disappointed for letting down the people I care about the most, my family, friends and my fans.

“I accept full responsibility for my actions and I know that I have some personal work to do to which involves the unhealthy relationship I have with alcohol. I have dedicated so much time and energy to improve my community and I will not allow this personal setback to hinder my work within the community when we need it most. I truly appreciate the support I have received from the community of Albuquerque and all my fans around the world. I very much look forward to putting this behind me. Thanks you all for your continued love and support and please take care of yourselves.”

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