By Farah Hannoun | October 9, 2020 5:07 am
It seems the truth behind the infamous allegations that Jon Jones hid under a cage from a drug test may have finally been revealed.
According to the long-told tale, which Deadspin mentioned in 2015 and Chael Sonnen later resurfaced in an appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” when drug testers visited Jones at Jackson Wink MMA gym in New Mexico ahead of his first meeting with Daniel Cormier in 2015, “Bones” hid under the cage to avoid submitting a specimen. The rumor, which pre-dates the UFC’s current partnership with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, has been used over the years as a sort of circumstantial evidence that Jones was using performance-enhancing drugs at the time.
Thursday evening, during his ongoing Twitter spat with UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, Jones seemed to confirm the story, though he clarified that his reasoning for avoiding Nevada Athletic Commission officials was because he had recently smoked marijuana.
Brother explain your titty 🥴 I was hiding from Nevada state Athletic Commission, not USADA and that was years ago.. I had just smoked a blunt and was afraid I would fail my test for weed 🤷🏾♂️ that’s the actual truth 😁Now everyone knows everyone
— BONY (@JonnyBones) October 9, 2020
“Brother explain your titty
I was hiding from Nevada state Athletic Commission, not USADA and that was years ago.. I had just smoked a blunt and was afraid I would fail my test for weed
that’s the actual truth
Now everyone knows everyone.”
Less than a week after defeating Cormier via unanimous decision at UFC 182 in January 2015, MMA Junkie reported that Jones tested positive for a metabolite of cocaine in the weeks