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Historically, has it been better for fighters to make excuses for proven PED usage?

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  1. SirKratos Silver Belt

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    Dillashaw is the only fighter to come forward and admit to his mistake like a man, yet he gets so much more hate even compared to the likes of Silva and Jones.

    Is it really better for your reputation if you go out like a bitch blaming kangaroo meats and dick pills and conspiracies and stuff? Thats actually so sad

    Or maybe people were just looking for a reason to unleash on TJ and he just gave it to them? Discuss
     
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  2. MrKontakos Brown Belt

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    Yes. Most people don't understand steroids, their effects, or how they work. So if you just deny and make some outlandish claims then you basically get a free pass.
     
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    If he was caught for something other than EPO I am not so sure he would have admitted guilt. It's not like he can say he tripped and fell on a needle.
     
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    Strawman, ban.
     
  5. SirKratos Silver Belt

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    If he tried half as hard as Jones did, I’m sure he could come up with something.
     
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    What could he make up though?
    I think things can't be spiked with EPO and it also happened to be the exact PED a former trammate accused him of using years ago.
     
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  7. Hespectfully Red Belt Platinum Member

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    I’ll say it again, people hate him more for doing padwork in airports and being a dick in practice. I doubt that the EPO alone would have made people dislike him as much as they do.
     
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  8. ripsta619 Purple Belt

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    It would have sounded way too outlandish. But to answer your question I do respect that he just admitted it and the testing from his previous fights shiw no trace of EPO so I will take him at his word that that was the only time he did it.
     
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    Dillashaw is not hated for his PED usage, he is hated for being a snake in the grass jock asshole. The PEDs were just the cherry on top.

    Not that I care about fighter personalities or PEDs. I'm not marrying Dillashaw, I can't give two shits about him being a jock dick. He is an exciting fighter, which he proved again last that, and that's what I care about when watching MMA.

    P.S. Excuses could work for the people who believe not everybody is on steroids and there are a selected few cheats out there.
     
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    I admire him actually owning it.

    I view him over guys like Jones, Yoel, Hendo and Brock.
     
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    Yeah this is true - people hated this dude before he even got popped.
     
  12. ChickenBrother JCPENNEY $3.98 BELT

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    This.

    He was hated for years before pissing hot and detractors pile on to whatever sticks. The "Dillasnake" moniker doesn't even make any damn sense - it only stuck because McGregor alluded to it on TUF. So what if he left his original team to follow the trainer who made him a UFC champ? BFD. Any other fighter would have to be a complete moron NOT to do that.

    So fair play if he gets hate for being a dick training partner and doing stupid shit in airports. But everything else is "meh" because other fighters do the same and its rarely a big deal.
     
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    the tainted kangaroo meat is my all time favorite excuse.
     
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  14. UsernameLOL Green Belt

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    Lol
    I’m no expert but I don’t think kangaroos are kept as livestock and therefore are not given steroids.
     
  15. kingghidrah Purple Belt

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    PED abuse among kangaroos is well-documented

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  16. Bowel-forged Stool Manlet belt Platinum Member

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    You can cover it up with a bigger headline like wand did and retire b4 as you pop for roid. I don’t think anyone hates wand to the levels of these dudes, but he’s in the same boat
     
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    An Alpha roo ... nice! King of the outback.
     
  18. acannxr Red Belt

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    Dillashaw had no choice but to admit fault because it's impossible to use the tainted supplement defense for EPO.

    Because initially he tried to play dumb:
     
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  19. Mayonnaiseandjelly Blue Belt

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    Mendes did exactly that
     
  20. Do better Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Nobody gets more hate than Jones. 90% of sherdog members look for any excuse to shit on people better than them
     

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