Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell didn’t feel any pity for Jon Jones when he began crying at his press conference addressing the media about his potential Anti-Doping Policy violation.
Liddell spoke with MMA Mania about how he believes that Jones knowingly took banned substances, which resulted in the failed drug tests.
“Don’t be crying, you know you took something,” Liddell told MMAMania on Friday. “Really? I mean, ‘Someone slipped it in my drink. It must’ve been one of the supplements I was taking.’ At this level you didn’t check the supplements you were taking and make sure they were cleared? I had my own supplements. I made sure they were cleared. I used to go make sure they were cleared by Nevada State Athletic Commission when I was fighting. I wasn’t taking anything that might jeopardize me getting in trouble for a fight. Crying? You chose to take something. You got caught. Are you crying because you got caught or are you crying because you feel bad? What? I don’t get it. He’s his own worst enemy. He can’t stay out of trouble.”
As far as the new testing done by USADA, Liddell feels that the program is headed in the right direction to clean up the sport of mixed martial arts.
“It’s one of those things, if you are going to do it, if you are going to drug test, you should do it this way,” Liddell said. “You should do whatever you can to catch everyone. You should deter people. If you want to clean up any sport, you need to do it in a way that makes it’s hard to not get caught and if you do get caught you need to punished [sic] them severely. You start losing two years and guys will think maybe it’s not worth it. Maybe it’s not worth trying to get that little extra boost or whatever it is you were trying to do. You get guys to actually think about it and make good choices. Think about consequences when you do something.”