“I had more juice than Tropicana” Chael Sonnen drops bombshell truth on his PED abuse during career at UFC

After almost ten years, Chael Sonnen, who competed against Jon Jones in UFC 159 back in 2013, has made some stunning revelations, stating that Jones was doped up during their light heavyweight bout.

With a record of 26-1-0 in mixed martial arts, Jon Jones has achieved remarkable success in the sport. Throughout his twelve-year-long UFC career, which ran from 2008 to 2020, Jon showed himself to be a fierce fighter at all times.

However, in spite of the American fighter’s incredible run in the UFC, many believe Bones is not yet there to be called the greatest UFC fighter of all time as multiple times he was under the accusation of using prohibited substances to improve his performance. 

Chael, an American submission grappling promoter, who fought Jones almost a decade ago, now shares some interesting insights regarding Jon’s substance use during an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour.

According to the former light heavyweight fighter, even though they tested Jones, it was an IQ test and not a drug test because there was no USADA back then, so they had to tell the fighters when they would come in and test. Anyone who fought Jones during that time would be able to tell that there was something odd about Jones.

“No. Heavens no. Oh my God. We know our own. I could tell, very easily. It would be the body. It would start with your delts, it would go to your nipples, then it would be the upper abs or the three big tells.” said Chael.

Sonnen (29-15-1) also claimed he had more juice than Tropicana, and Jones pushed him around like a Mack truck versus a Volvo.

”As soon as we locked up with each other, as he’s pushing me backward before he comes with his big spinning elbow, I remember thinking, ‘I know your secret because I got the same one.” Sonnen further added. 

Jon Jones is getting ready to make his return to the UFC against interim heavyweight champion Cyril Gane at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on March 4, three years after his last fight.



Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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