Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Chael Sonnen knows a thing or two about ex-light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones, who coached alongside the part-time "Bad Guy" on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 back in early 2013.
Even if he didn't, I'm sure Sonnen would give his opinion anyway.
As we're all aware by now, Jones was popped by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for estrogen blockers ahead of UFC 200 (more on that here). But that wasn't his first run-in with the drug testing agency, as Sonnen explained to Joe Rogan just last month.
"USADA rolls in to Jackson's gym to do a test on Jon Jones and there were only some coaches in there and Jon, there were like five people in there at the time. Where they parked, he can see them coming, so they know what to do with him. They hide him underneath the cage. Jon Jones hides under the cage. They say, 'Jon, we don't know where he is,' and this is before we were enrolled in the program and he did not need to disclose his whereabouts. At the same time, if they show up and find you, you must test. If they can't find you, you didn't have to test back then. They wanted to get a warrant to go under that ring, under the theory that at some point in that 6-8 hour span, he would have had to pee. They wanted to go under forensically and collect that urine. That's how upset they were that they had been had."
Not surprisingly, Sonnen's version of events did not go over well with coach Mike Winkeljohn.
"It's just Chael Sonnen trying to make himself relevant," Winkeljohn told the boys at Submission Radio. "Whatever. No, Jon did not hide from that stuff, nor would we want him to do so. It's completely false."
I have a hard time believe Sonnen would make up a story.
Jones is currently suspended by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) pending a disciplinary hearing to resolve his failed drug test. In the interim, the division moves on without him (proof) and Daniel Cormier sets his sights on a new opponent.
Probably the winner of this.