Chael Sonnen thinks that former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones knows something we don’t. More specifically, Sonnen believes that Jones knows that his current situation with USADA will soon be in the rear-view, and that he’ll be eligible to fight again very soon. Sonnen even speculates that Jones might already knows the setting of his next fight: November 3 at UFC 230 in New York City.
The evidence, Sonnen says, is in Jones’ social media activity.
“Jon keeps coming out [on social media],” Sonnen said on his Beyond the Fight podcast. “And his coaches are now coming out. And now training videos are being released. It’s very tough to make believe that Jon doesn’t know something.”
Chael Sonnen claims that Jon Jones rarely trains — even when he has a fight coming up. The fact that he’s been posting videos of himself training, then, would seem to imply he’s got a big challenge on the horizon.
“His biggest enemies are his own teammates,” Sonnen said. “The reason we all have these stories about Jon Jones is because his teammates tell us. His teammates are green with envy over him. Because he works out the least, shows up the most infrequent, leaves early and then kicks everybody’s ass and makes all the money. It’s just a jealousy thing. It’s as simple as that, it’s a jealousy thing.”
“His teammates will tell you, Jon Jones doesn’t work out,” he continued. “He does not train consistently. He works out a couple of weeks before a fight. Jon Jones has come out in the past and said ‘ah I worked out two weeks for that fight.'”
“Jon Jones is now putting out training videos, regularly,” he said. “And even though they’re not very good — some of them are in his garage at home where he looks slow as molasses rolling up hill — that’s just how the guy trains. When he has a fight coming up.”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/19/2018.