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Jon Jones cited for driving without a license four months into court-ordered probation

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jon Jones is in trouble again for something that happened behind the wheel.

The former UFC light heavyweight champion was cited on three counts, including driving without a license, on Feb. 3 in Albuquerque Metropolitan Court, according to online court documents (h/t KRQE). Jones is also being charged with driving without proof of insurance and evidence of registration. He is due in traffic court Wednesday morning.

KRQE reported that the incident happened Jan. 31.

Jones was arrested last April on a felony hit-and-run charge. The UFC subsequently stripped him of the title and suspended him indefinitely. Jones ran a red light in a rented SUV and the vehicle struck a car driven by a pregnant woman. The woman broke her arm in the crash.

In September, Jones pleaded guilty in Bernalillo County Second Judicial District Court. He was given a conditional discharge with 18 months of supervised probation. Judge Charles Brown required Jones to make 72 appearances doing charity and speaking to kids. Once the probation period was over, Jones was to be re-sentenced per the terms of the conditional discharge. He was not convicted of a felony in September and if he fulfilled the terms of probation he would not have been after 18 months.

Bernalillo County district attorney spokesperson Kayla Anderson said Monday that Jones' conditional discharge document did not have the specific box checked associated with him being prohibited from driving without a license. However, any defendant under probation is generally required not to break the law. The DA still has the discretion to pursue a revocation of probation after an examination of the case, Anderson said.

The UFC reinstated Jones in October. On Saturday, the UFC announced Jones would be challenging to get his title back against Daniel Cormier at UFC 197 on April 23 in Las Vegas.

"We just learned of the situation this morning and are in the process of gathering more information," the UFC said in a statement.

On Monday afternoon, Jones seemed to brush off the latest issue on Twitter.