“Iceman,” who is in Las Vegas for UFC 200 and to promote the hit MMA show, “Kingdom,” shares his thoughts on Jon Jones getting pulled from the historic main event.
The mixed martial arts (MMA) world got sent into a tailspin on Wednesday night (July 6, 2016) when news surfaced that Jon Jones had been yanked from the UFC 200 main event because of a potential USADA anti-doping violation. A teary-eyed Jones then held a press conference of his own on Thursday morning to maintain his innocence and apologize for standing up Daniel Cormier — and fight fans around the world — on the eve of the landmark card.
UFC Hall of Famer and former Light Heavyweight champion, Chuck Liddell, who has had issues with Jones before (here and here) won’t be offering his sympathy any time soon.
“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.”
Liddell, 46, is no stranger to seeing fighters flush their respective careers down the drain. He began his career in 1998 and fought until 2010 ….View full article
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