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State: Jon Jones given three days community service for failure to report traffic stop

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jon Jones will get little more than a proverbial slap on the wrist for his latest run-in with the law.

On Monday, it was reported that Jones was cited for three traffic violations while on probation. The New Mexico Corrections Department will not levy a penalty toward Jones for those, according to public affairs coordinator Ashley Espinoza. However, Espinoza said Jones will receive three days of community service for "failing to report police contact and tickets."

Jones, the former UFC light heavyweight champion, will be in traffic court Wednesday for the three violations: driving without a license, driving without proof of insurance and driving without registration.

In September, Jones pleaded guilty to an April felony hit-and-run charge. He was given a conditional discharge with an 18-month supervised probation period attached. If Jones fulfilled the terms of his probation, he would get off without a felony after the period was up.

KQRE reported Monday that Jones was cited for three traffic violations Jan. 31. The question was whether it would affect his probation since any defendant is prohibited from breaking the law while on probation. Bernalillo County district attorney spokesperson Kayla Anderson, though, said that the DA would not pursue formal probation violation charges again Jones.

"It's not a big deal," Jones' manager Malki Kawa said Monday on The MMA Hour. "I'm not really understanding all the hype behind it. But hey, it's Jon Jones."

Anderson said that any sanctions on Jones would come from the Probation & Parole department, which falls under the New Mexico Corrections Department. That department did not seem Jones' citations worthy of any additional punishment, adding the three community service days only because Jones failed to report his police contact and traffic tickets.

"Traffic infractions are minor in nature," Espinoza said.

Jones' PR manager Denise White told TMZ that Jones is a licensed driver, but didn't have any documentation on him when he was pulled over.

The conditional discharge already required Jones to make 72 appearances of community service, speaking to children and doing charity work.

Jones will meet Daniel Cormier in a light heavyweight title fight in the main event of UFC 197 on April 23 in Las Vegas.