It’s unclear whether Chael Sonnen feels bad for failing drug tests which ended his professional MMA career or if his lack of apology is just another cry for attention. According to the fighter himself, it’s definitely the former.
On Sonnen’s debut podcast, “You’re Welcome,” Sonnen said that makes no apologies for the decisions that he made.
Sonnen continues to take the blunt approach when asked about why he used performance-enhancing drugs. Speaking on the debut episode of his new podcast, “You’re Welcome,” Sonnen stated he’s not sorry for the path he chose.
“People were saying, ‘why won’t he say he’s sorry?’ I’m not,” said Sonnen. “I’m not going to apologize because I’m not sorry. I’m a consenting adult. I knew exactly what I was doing. This was a premeditated decision.”
Sonnen’s career ended after he failed two drug random drug tests that were administered by the Nevada Athletic Commission before his proposed fight at UFC 175. Eventually, Sonnen was given a two-year suspension.
“Here’s the problem, is that it worked,” Sonnen said. “The problem is, it helps. There’s a term out there, performance enhancing drug. The reality is, it’s all medicine. All medicine is made to make you better. If it did the opposite, it would be malpractice. You’re not going to the doctor to say give me something to make me worse. i was taking things and they were making me feel a little better.”
Sonnen said that he wanted to try something that would improve his in-ring performance but that wasn’t a steroid.
“For me, the litmus test was flawed, but here was my litmus test: Can’t be a steroid, and it’s got to be legal,” Sonnen continued. “I can’t take anything, I don’t wan’t to be in possession of anything that isn’t legal. What I’m talking about there, I’m not talking about the commissions and their rules, I’m talking about the law. I’m talking about, am I holding something in my possession and then a police officer sees me, am I allowed to have that. If the answer’s yes, then I’m in. That was my test. If I could get this legal, if there’s a legal medication, I’m taking it, I’m not cross-referencing it with the commission. I’m not taking the rules or someone else’s over that of a doctor. That’s what I’d tell myself to sleep well at night.”
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