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Jon Jones Takes Polygraph Test to Prove He Didn’t Knowingly Take Steroids, But Cormier Isn’t Buying It
Disgraced UFC superstar Jon Jones is doing everything he can to salvage his legacy.
Daniel Cormier isn’t buying it.
Jones has twice tested positive for steroids. The first time was in July 2016, prior to his scheduled fight against Cormier at UFC 200. The second was after his in August 2017, after his fight against Cormier at UFC 214.
In both cases Jones insisted he was innocent. In 2016 he said he unknowingly took a tainted boner pill, which he says he got from teammate Eric Blasich. In 2017 he again blamed “tainted substances,” though this time he didn’t specifically say what those substances were.
Now Jones is going to extreme lengths to prove his innocence. According to UFC sources, Jones took a polygraph test last month to prove he did not knowingly take the anabolic steroid Turinabol prior to UFC 214. The test was conducted by PGP Polygraph & Interviewing Service in Albuquerque, N.M. on Dec. 7, and apparently Jones passed.
Jones was handed a provisional suspension by the California State Athletic Commission in August. He has yet to be formally punished by the CSAC or the United States Anti-Doping Association, but it’s unclear if the polygraph test will have any impact on the case.
One thing we do know is that Daniel Cormier isn’t buying this polygraph sh*t.
Speaking to reporters ahead of his fight against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220 on Saturday, Cormier cited serial killer Ted Bundy as proof polygraph tests aren’t always accurate.
Take a look:
I couldn’t find anything on Wikipedia about Ted Bundy passing a polygraph test, and when you Google it the results are articles about Cormier.
Even if the claim about Bundy isn’t true, though, it’s still one hell of a soundbite.
Hat Tip – [MMAfighting.com]