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Watch: Chael Sonnen – “Jon Jones Hid From USADA Testers Under Gym’s MMA Cage”

Chael Sonnen and Colby Covington spoke together about the rumour that Jon Jones once hid under Jackson’s MMA cage to avoid USADA testers.

It’s an old story but one that many do believe to have occurred. It initially came to be heard by the mainstream audience back in 2016 – just after Jones was pulled from the UFC 200 card due to a doping violation.

Supposedly Jon saw the USADA testers approaching his gym at JacksonWink from afar – and after a short panic, crawled under the gym’s MMA octagon to avoid having samples taken.

And while Jones expected the visitors to leave upon realising he wasn’t present, they stayed – waiting for up to eight hours before the gym finally closed for the day and he was able to leave.

The story was first recounted by Sonnen back in 2016 on an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience.

Colby Covington, who appeared on a recent edition of Chael’s podcast, brought the subject up again – something that perhaps allowed it to be put into a greater context, given Jones’ recent problems with USADA.

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