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Chuck Liddell Weighs In On Jon Jones’ Drug Test Failures

September 20, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with MMA Fighting, Chuck Liddell gave his thoughts on Jon Jones’ history of drug test failures. Here are highlights:

On being disappointed in Jones: “He’s his own worst enemy. And he was such a great fighter, I don’t know why he decided — it seemed like he decided in his offseason that one time to start using steroids. And obviously he’s got his time in court, I guess, still. I don’t know. But it seems real obvious with his increase in size and stuff. But I don’t know that he needed that, and it just seemed like he got maybe around the wrong people, got around the wrong ideas, and decided he wanted to (use PEDs), and now he’s gotten caught. It’s sad.”

On if he thinks Jones intentionally used steroids: “It looked like there was a huge change in a short period of time, that one break he took. It seemed like he grew a lot over that time. So, I don’t know. I seem to think that’s when it started, but I don’t know. He hasn’t come out and said anything. It’s another tainted supplement (for UFC 214), right? So I don’t know. He gets his time in court, we’ll see what happens with that too.”

On failures needing penalties: “If you want to stop guys from using performance enhancing drugs, there has to be penalties when you get caught, because it’s always going to be a cat and mouse game between guys trying to catch them and guys trying to beat the tests and whatever. So you’ve got to make it cost you if you lose, if you mess up and you get caught. A progressive suspension is what you need. You need to get longer and longer the more times you get caught doing things. But I still, I wouldn’t want to see a four-year (suspension for Jones). I still want to see him fight again.”

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