“He owned up to it, and I’ve got to say, I respect that,” Michael Bisping respect TJ Dillashaw for owning up his mistake

Michael Bisping is strictly against using PEDs but he respects TJ Dillashaw for not making any silly excuses and owning up to his mistake.

TJ Dillashaw and Michael Bisping
TJ Dillashaw and Michael Bisping

TJ Dillashaw returns this weekend after a two-year USADA suspension, he was caught using EPOs and was punished for the same, the former bantamweight champion will take on the top title contender Cory Sandhagen.

UFC legend and former UFC champion Michael Bisping is a big-time steroid hater, but he respects TJ for owning up to his mistakes, he said, “T.J. Dillashaw has served a two-year suspension and he came out and he owned up to it, and I’ve got to say, I respect that.”

Bisping said. “I do. Everybody knows my stance on steroids but the fact that he came out and he owned up to it, he put his hand up and said, ‘Yeah, I cheated, the pressure got to me,’ it’s refreshing. It’s refreshing to see. Most people make up some nonsense. They say it was some cream or a supplement of whatever. They come out with outlandish things to try and make up for it rather than just saying, ‘Hey, I did it. You got me.’ So, I respect that.”

“There’s easy fights to have,” Michael Bisping thinks TJ Dillashaw wants all the smoke

Michael Bisping on TJ Dillashaw
Michael Bisping on TJ Dillashaw

Bisping believes TJ isn’t playing it safe and he really wants to prove himself to everyone, according to Bisping, Sandhagen is possibly the most dangerous opponent he could have faced, but he didn’t back out so that’s worth appreciating.

“He served his two-year suspension. You may have different thoughts on that. Maybe you think he shouldn’t be here, he should be banned for life, whatever that is, but that doesn’t matter because the punishment was dealt, it was a two-year suspension, and he served that,” Bisping concluded.

“For T.J. to come back after two years and take on this guy? There’s easy fights to have,” Bisping said. “Easier comeback fights have to get back into the swing of things, to let the world know you’re still a contender. Way easier fights to do that with. So as I say, I do respect T.J. Dillashaw for doing that. It’s gonna be a great fight this weekend and I can’t wait to see it.”

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