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‘I Messed Up’

By now, we’ve heard from just about everyone in mixed martial arts (MMA) regarding the recent drug test suspension handed down to former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw, who tested positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) in the wake of his UFC Brooklyn loss to Henry Cejudo.

One person we haven’t heard from was Dillashaw himself, likely because the disgraced ex-champion was too embarrassed to show his face. But it sounds like he’s ready to own up to his mistakes and wants the combat sports universe to know that he’ll spend his two-year timeout reflecting on his poor decisions, while also healing up from recent injuries.

From his lengthy Instagram post:

“I messed up. I have been having a hard time trying to forgive myself for this. Which I should have a hard time. I understand the criticism and scrutiny coming my way. But what I really feel bad about is the bad light bringing on to my coaches, my family and my teammates. They had no involvement in this and I feel the worst for them. I have a 15-month old son and I want to be a role model for him. As well as a lot of other kids out there too, it’s tough. But I got to man up for what I did. I accepted all penalties and I didn’t try to fight this. I am going to sit for the next two years. 2021 is when I am allowed to come back. The road to comeback is, I had shoulder surgery yesterday on my right shoulder. Two months later I am getting my left one done. I had a torn rotator cuff, labrum, for the last two and a half years and I’ve been dealing with it. It will be nice to get those healed up and come back. I have had people telling me I should just disappear and let this thing die out for the next two years. But I don’t think that’s the way to handle it. I’m coming out, showing my son that when you make a mistake face it to its face and don’t run form it. Trust me, I’d love to run away and go hide in a cave for the next two years and continue to grow out this shitty beard. It has been weighing on me, and like I said, it should. This is who I am, a fighter and I will fight my way through this one. I want to apologize to my fans and anyone I have let down. Obviously to my family and my coaches ad teammates. I can’t say sorry enough for stuff you are dealing with because of me. This won’t be the end of me and I will be back. I am making you a promise now that I will be back better and stronger and prove that all hard work that I put in is what brought me where I am at and not the bad decisions I made. All I can do to redeem myself is work hard and be better. I want to be better and I will.”

Dillashaw, who was also suspended for one year by New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC), was unsuccessful in his hasty attempt to drop down to the flyweight division to capture the crown from the 125-pound “Messenger.”

Following his departure, Cejudo has agreed to move up in weight to challenge Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight strap. They’ll do the deed at the upcoming UFC 238 pay-per-view (PPV) event this June in Chicago.

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‘Messed up’ Stephen Thompson declares his knee surgery a success

Apparently, posting videos of yourself while still a little loopy after surgery is the new in-thing among mixed martial artists.

Stephen Thompson recently underwent knee surgery in his home state of South Carolina, less than three weeks after his decision loss to welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the main event of UFC 209.

Thompson, who boasts a professional record of 13-2-1, still wasn’t quite all there on his way back from the hospital, but he took a moment to tell fans that while he was “still messed up on my medicine,” all in all, “today was a good day.”

You see can his Instagram video below:

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Conor McGregor not interested in pro wrestling: WWE guys are ‘messed up p*ssies’

There’s a good chance we won’t be seeing Conor McGregor at a Wrestlemania like Ronda Rousey in the future.

The UFC featherweight champion took some shots at pro wrestling and WWE in a UFC 202 conference call with Nate Diaz on Friday. McGregor was asked by a reporter if he ever saw himself in the world of sports entertainment and he quickly shut down the notion.

“For the most part, those WWE guys are p*ssies, to be honest,” McGregor said. “They’re messed up p*ssies, if you ask me. Fair play to Brock [Lesnar], he got in and fought, but at the end of the day he was juiced up to the f*cking eye balls, so how can I respect that? And then what’s the other guy? The other guy hasn’t fought yet, so I don’t know about him yet.”

“The other guy” is a reference to former WWE star CM Punk, who makes his UFC debut at UFC 203 on Sept. 10 against Mickey Gall.

As for Lesnar, he tested positive for the anti-estrogen agent clomiphene in two drug tests in relation to his UFC 200 win over Mark Hunt. Lesnar, who still performs for WWE and is one of the company’s biggest star, is facing sanctions from both USADA (the UFC’s anti-doping partner) and the Nevada Athletic Commission for the banned substance. But Lesnar, a former UFC heavyweight champion, may never fight again anyway, so the only thing that might truly affect him is a fine from the commission.

McGregor, who meets Diaz in the UFC 202 main event Aug. 20 in Las Vegas, did throw some props the way of WWE — at least to certain individuals.

“There’s some dons in that wrestling game,” McGregor said. “The McMahons, they’re dons. Triple H is a don. The Rock is a don. But the rest of them are p*ssies.”

McGregor, 28, said he’s focusing right now on UFC 202 and Diaz, not thinking about any other medium. He said he turned down a role alongside Vin Diesel in the xXx sequel, a gig that went to fellow UFC champion Michael Bisping. WWE is the furthest thing from the brash Irishman’s mind.

“I haven’t really thought of that to be honest,” he said. “Again, that’s a little more show business. This is the fight business.”

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ICYMI, Tyron Woodley Messed Robbie Lawler Up

Yeah, so that happened. At last night’s UFC 201, in the main event, Robbie Lawler – the ageless brawler who’s punched opponents into near-death states countless times – took on wrestler Tyron Woodley. The storyline going in was that Woodley was going to get smoked. After all, when has he really looked good in the […]

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ICYMI, Tyron Woodley Messed Robbie Lawler Up

Yeah, so that happened. At last night’s UFC 201, in the main event, Robbie Lawler – the ageless brawler who’s punched opponents into near-death states countless times – took on wrestler Tyron Woodley. The storyline going in was that Woodley was going to get smoked. After all, when has he really looked good in the […]

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ICYMI, Tyron Woodley Messed Robbie Lawler Up

Yeah, so that happened. At last night’s UFC 201, in the main event, Robbie Lawler – the ageless brawler who’s punched opponents into near-death states countless times – took on wrestler Tyron Woodley. The storyline going in was that Woodley was going to get smoked. After all, when has he really looked good in the […]

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ICYMI, Tyron Woodley Messed Robbie Lawler Up

Yeah, so that happened. At last night’s UFC 201, in the main event, Robbie Lawler – the ageless brawler who’s punched opponents into near-death states countless times – took on wrestler Tyron Woodley. The storyline going in was that Woodley was going to get smoked. After all, when has he really looked good in the […]

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ICYMI, Tyron Woodley Messed Robbie Lawler Up

Yeah, so that happened. At last night’s UFC 201, in the main event, Robbie Lawler – the ageless brawler who’s punched opponents into near-death states countless times – took on wrestler Tyron Woodley. The storyline going in was that Woodley was going to get smoked. After all, when has he really looked good in the […]

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Yeah, Evangelista Cyborg is Still Pretty Messed Up

Apparently Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos – the veteran Brazilian fighter who got clobbered by Michael Page at Bellator 158 yesterday – has yet to receive that surgery that he needed. But the fact remains, he ate a hellacious knee from Page, got his skull fractured, and needs to go under the knife to fix it. Below […]

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Yeah, Evangelista Cyborg is Still Pretty Messed Up

Apparently Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos – the veteran Brazilian fighter who got clobbered by Michael Page at Bellator 158 yesterday – has yet to receive that surgery that he needed. But the fact remains, he ate a hellacious knee from Page, got his skull fractured, and needs to go under the knife to fix it. Below […]

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