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Former UFC Fighter Chael Sonnen Explains Why He's Unapologetic Over His PED Use

Former UFC Fighter Chael Sonnen Explains Why He's Unapologetic Over His PED Use
By Mikey Traynor

Back in July we brought you the story that Chael Sonnen had retired from the UFC following a failed drugs test. It had emerged that the UFC middleweight contender had been using performance enhancing drugs.

Sonnen has this week spoken about his PED use and has been quite frank in his discussion of banned substances, and why he isn't offering an apology.

Speaking on his new podcast titled "You're Welcome" Sonnen had this to say on his failed drugs test:

People were saying, 'why won't he say he's sorry?' I'm not. 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.

He then offered an insight as to why he took the performance enhancing drugs:

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.

And finally in typical Sonnen style, he explained how he accepted the consequences:

If you're going to try to get away with something, if you're beat, you're beat. There's nothing more to it, there's nothing more to the story. I took something, I was caught, I got tarnished and that's it.

via MMAFighting.com

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