Den forne bantamviktsmästaren T.J. Dillashaw åkte i slutet av förra månaden fast i en dopningskontroll och lämnade snabbt ifrån sig bältet.
För några dagar sedan kom nyheten om att han fått 2 års avstängning av USADA.
Nu ut om det provresultatet och hur han känner för situationen.
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I messed up and am having a hard time trying to forgiving myself for this — which I should have a hard time. I should have a hard time forgiving myself.
I understand the criticism and scrutiny coming my way. But what I really feel bad about is the bad light I’ve brought on my coaches, my family, my teammates. They had no involvement in this. I feel the worst for them.
I got a 15-month-old son, who I want to be a role model for. I’m sure there’s a lot of other kids out there too. It’s tough. But I have to man up to what I did. I accepted all the penalties. I didn’t try to fight this thing. I’m going to sit for the next two years
As of January 18, 2021, I’m allowed to come back. The road to come back is — I had shoulder surgery yesterday on my right shoulder. Two months later, I’m getting my left one done. I had torn rotator cuffs and labrums for the last two and a half years I’ve been dealing with. It’ll be nice to get those healed up and come back.
I’ve had people tell me I should just disappear and let this stuff die out — let this thing die out and just disappear. I don’t think that’s the way I’m handling this thing. Going at it head first. [I’m] showing my son that when you make a mistake, you face it to its face. You don’t run from it. Trust me, I’d love to run away and hide in a cave for the next two years and continue to grow out this shitty beard.
It’s been weighing on me and like I said, it should be. This is who I am. I’m a fighter and I’ll fight my way through this one. I’d like to apologize to my fans, anyone I’ve let down, my family, my coaches, my teammates. I can’t say sorry enough for the stuff you’re dealing with because of me.
This won’t be the end of me. I’ll be back. I’m making you a promise now that I’ll be back better. I’ll be back stronger. I’ll prove that the hard work I put into it got me to where I’m at and not the bad decisions I made. That’s all I can do. All I can do to redeem myself is work hard. Be better. I want to be better. I will.
Senast i januari mötte Dillashaw flugviktsmästaren Henry Cejudo och förlorade via knockout i första ronden. Hans prover som han åkte fast för var i samband med denna matchen.
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