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Midnight Mania! Chuck Liddell on Jon Jones’ lie detector test: ‘Who paid for the polygraph?’

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Chuck Liddell was skeptical of Jon Jones’ recent polygraph test results, to say the least. I spoke to him today about a new YouTube Red show he was a part of, Ultimate Expedition. Halfway through the interview, I asked him if he had seen the news about Jon Jones taking a polygraph test to prove he didn’t take steroids intentionally.

Liddell: I didn’t see it, but ... is a polygraph really gonna prove anything? Is this the “someone slipped something into my drink” defense? And who paid for the polygraph?

The test was conducted by PGP Polygraph & Interviewing Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was not requested by the UFC or USADA. Liddell further elaborated with a little speculation:

The “someone put it in my drink more than once”, defense? Like... first go round, its a little different.

What was the first one, tainted Cialis? Listen, how tainted was the Cialis, for that to register in a high enough amount that it would pop you on the test? I don’t know about tests. Maybe you just need a little bit to pop you, but to be at a level that would show up on the test, it seems like you would have to have taken a LOT of tainted Cialis. Or, just a little bit in the Cialis, if it wasn’t that, instead of Cialis, in whatever it was. I don’t know.

Jones has been very unapologetic about taking Cialis, which he described as “awesome”; however, his defense was that they were contaminated, resulting in his first drug test failure. Failing a second test, though, certainly has called his alibi into question. Some, including UFC executive Jeff Novitsky, seem to be convinced it was accidental; others, not so much.

Chuck also dished on seeing his friend Matt Hughes recover, the current state of the Light Heavyweight division, whether he still gets the urge to compete, advice to young fighters as a fan of the sport, and what it was like to come off the couch to climb a mountain for the first time where base camp was at 14,000 feet. He also explained why he shaved his face:


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