Dillashaw says he took medication for anemia; "It's hard not to hate yourself a little bit."

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    After Dillashaw discovered that his hematocrit level was down —the ratio of the volume of red blood cells to the total volume of blood— he decided to take a substance called Procrit, which he knew was banned.

    “I decided to take something I wasn’t allowed to take. It was called Procrit, it’s an anemia medication that would not only help me make the weight, but would also allow me to be myself. I’m not mad I did it because I don’t think I could’ve taken the fight. I’m obviously going to own up that I cheated and I got caught.”

    Dillashaw maintained that it was hard to deal with the dip in public opinion he received on the back of the failed test.

    “It’s a rough one, man,” Dillashaw said. “It’s hard not to hate yourself a little a bit, you know…it’s a tough one.”

    “It’s been the darkest time of my life and it’s been the best,” Dillashaw told Sonnen. “Like I said, I have a 17-month old son and that’s been a great distraction for me. Thank goodness for him, you know, because it’s been tough for me, man. It’s been tough for me to be downstairs with Juan and show my face. It’s been a tough go.”

    “Yeah of course [it was difficult to show up to the Bellator 222 press conference]. I mean, I’ve hidden out. I haven’t done any interviews, I haven’t done…I’ve just kind of hidden away from it. There have been things I’ve wanted to say, but I didn’t because it didn’t want to create excuses.”

    “First and foremost, I cheated. I don’t want to runaround that — that’s why I announced it even when USADA was coming out. I didn’t want to create any excuses, I was like, ‘Look, this was it.’ I did it, I want to be up front with you guys. I didn’t want to create any excuses about why I did it. I knew eventually I would talk about it and this is now, this is the first time I have,” Dillashaw said.

    T.J. Dillashaw opens up on failed drug test: ‘It’s hard not to hate yourself a little a bit’


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  2. jimmy boogaloo

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    no excuses but I cheated because my body wasn't working as well as I wanted it to.
     
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  3. Ricky Bobby

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    Wut?
     
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    "Well, you see, I wanted to enhance my performance, and one thing led to another..."
     
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    If you’re a person who is tracks your Hematocrit Level, you’re also probably into injecting shit.
     
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  6. Tom Terrific

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    I can't stand drug cheats
     
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    I’m confused... I thought it was EPO? Does Procrit supposedly address a blood ratio issue EPO causes or is EPO not in play anymore?
     
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    He is trying to bro science explain his doping

    Kinda like another champ
     
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  10. Ricky Bobby

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    It really is hard not to hate him
     
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    Would like to see the tests he took to find out be had low cell count. Which doctor told him to take that as he should fact reprimand. He could've got a TUE and sat out whilst it returned to normal.

    I think none of this happened.I call bullshit.
     
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    Does he think he's fooling anyone else or just himself?
     
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    He took the blame to show he's not that bad then a few weeks later the lies start. I think this guy thinks he's smartter than he actually is. Lol
     
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    I thought he handled it pretty well. Openly admitted he cheated and has to live with it. Excuses or not, i respect his open admission of guilt way more than all the other guys who say they had tainted supplements or dick pills. He knows people are gonna talk shit about him and he’s willing to face the music.
     
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    OH WHATEVER........

    I hate when these guys "admit" to cheating but lie their asses off about it.......

    Either fucking admit to it or don't. Don't give me this low red blood cell shit. You took EPO because it makes you superman. Ask Lance..............
     
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  17. tang

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    obviously he's a snake, cheating is his DNA
     
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    Just himself
     
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    Dude. He is insane. He's doing daily blood panels. He's talked about it on a few podcasts. He is out of his mind. I doubt any Dr told him to take that. Probably just him, and his broscientist that he goes to for human optimization.
     
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    The same dude that does his "blood panels" is the one who gives him his supplements and verifies everything that goes into his body (according to TJ on those podcasts)

    As a side note, can we all take a minute to acknowledge that he's admitting he took PED's to help with how he felt after losing the weight, even though 2 days ago he said he took PED's to lose the weight? So at this point he's now explaining how he stacked PED's so they'd work in synergy with each other. Definitely seems like a guy who just made a little mistake, lol.
     
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    they had an old recipe and a new recipe

    this is new recipe
    Here is the list of all ingredients in Alpha BRAIN:

    • L-Tyrosine
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    • L-Leucine
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    It actually works a bit so some of those are legit brain aids

    overpriced IMO
     
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    I am not eating anything that has something called "Cats Claw Extract" or something abbreviated with no indication what the hell it is... GPC?

    Not to mention some of the other stuff. Just eat and drink normal tings...
     
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