Jon Jones confirms infamous hiding under cage story: ‘I was afraid I would fail my test for weed’ - TheMacLife

Jon Jones confirms infamous hiding under cage story: ‘I was afraid I would fail my test for weed’

Jon Jones has confirmed the MMA legend that he hid underneath an Octagon in his gym years ago.

By Oscar Willis - 9 Oct 2020

For years, it’s been an often swapped story that Jon Jones hid underneath an Octagon at the JacksonWink gym in Albuquerque when drug testers showed up to randomly take a sample from him.

Today, during yet another back-and-forth tweetstorm with rival Israel Adesanya, Jones confirmed the story but maintained he didn’t hide due in an attempt to avoid performance-enhancing drugs being found in his system.

“Fun Facts! I napped under the cage in 2010 cuz I didn’t wanna waste gas going home so I stayed at the gym till evening training,” Adesanya wrote. “Jonathan stayed under the cage to hide from USADA during a random drug test. This is facts. Y’all must have forgot.”

“Brother explain your titty,” Jones shot back. “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.”

The pair have been going back and forth online ever since Adesanya defeated Paulo Costa at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi. While the duo are currently in different divisions, a fight between them would likely be one of the biggest in MMA history.

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