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Jon Jones sentenced to 18 months probation after pleading guilty to hit-and-run

Jon Jones pleaded guilty to hit-and-run in New Mexico in April, but won't serve any jail time because of it.

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones pleaded guilty to his hit-and-run incident in New Mexico in April, which resulted in the removal from his position as UFC champion and suspended indefinitely by the promotion. At today's plea hearing at an Albuquerque courthouse, with UFC president Dana White present, Jones apologized to Vanessa Sonnenberg, the pregnant woman whom he hit before fleeing the scene, as well as to the court and his fans.

According to Jones' attorney, Ms. Sonnenberg has recovered from her injury (broken arm) and didn't suffer any permanent damage from the accident. The presiding judge, who said Mr. Jones "got real lucky today,"  sentenced Jones to 18 months of supervised probation. There will be no felony conviction for Jones as long as he meets all the conditions of his probation.

Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting live-tweeted the proceedings on his Twitter account, and a summary of today's plea hearing can be read below:

Bloody Elbow will have follow-up coverage on this developing story throughout the day and over the next several days.