Chuck Liddell on Jon Jones: ‘He’s his own worst enemy’
One of the greatest light heavyweights to ever compete under the UFC banner, huck Liddell, had a few things to say about Jon Jones’ most recent drug testing failure at UFC 214.
“He’s his own worst enemy,” Liddell said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, per MMA Fighting’s Shaun Al-Shatti. “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.”
“It looked like there was a huge change in a short period of time, that one break he took,” Liddell said. “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.”
“But I still, I wouldn’t want to see a four-year (suspension for Jones). I still want to see him fight again.”
As well as being stripped of the championship, Jones has also been removed from the UFC rankings.