UnderGround Forums TJ's Response.."i messed up"..

4/12/19 5:06 PM
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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1070018826541898&id=265382903672165

4/12/19 5:09 PM
7/22/05
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4/12/19 5:09 PM
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3 minute video. Worth the watch. Seems genuinely sorry. BUT.. I dont know. He sos great things..in the aport world i LOVE seeing people doing great things..well in any world. Poaitivity and greatness breeds the same..usually. Its a sad day for greatness. Im not on the FUCK TJ train.. But i am on the give Cody another shot at the vacated title. Anyways..have a good day fuckers.

4/12/19 5:09 PM
7/22/05
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I messed up. I’m having a hard time trying to forgive myself for this – which I should have a hard time. I understand the criticism and the scrutiny coming my way. But what I really feel bad about is the bad light I’m bringing on my coaches, my family, my teammates. They had no involvement in this and I feel the worst for them. I’ve got a 15-month-old son and I want to be a role model for him.
 
… I’ve got to man up to what I did. I accepted all penalties – I didn’t try to fight this thing. I’m going to sit for the next two years.
 
Jan. 18, 2021, is when I’m allowed to come back. I had shoulder surgery (Thursday) on my right shoulder. Two months later, I’m getting my left one done. I’ve had torn rotator cuffs and labrums for the last two and a half years I’ve been dealing with – it’ll be nice to get those healed up before I come back.
 
I’ve had people tell me I should just disappear and let this stuff die out, let this thing die out for the next two years and just disappear. But I don’t think that’s the way to handle this thing. I’m showing my son we made a mistake – face it to its face. Trust me – I’d love to run away and go hide in a cave the next two years and continue to grow out this (expletive) beard, but it’s been weighing on me, and it should. This is who I am. I’m a fighter. I’ve got to fight my way through this one.
 
I want to apolgize to my fans, anyone I’ve let downm – obviously my family, my coaches and my teammates. I can’t say sorry enough for the stuff you’re dealing with because of me. But this won’t be the end of me. I’ll be back and I’m making you a promise now that I’ll be back better, I’ll be back stronger, and I’ll prove the hard work I’ve done is what got me where I’m at and not the bad decision that I made. That’s all I can do. All I can do to redeem myself is work hard. I’ll be better. I want to be better and I will.
4/12/19 5:10 PM
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I messed up. I’m having a hard time trying to forgive myself for this – which I should have a hard time. I understand the criticism and the scrutiny coming my way. But what I really feel bad about is the bad light I’m bringing on my coaches, my family, my teammates. They had no involvement in this and I feel the worst for them. I’ve got a 15-month-old son and I want to be a role model for him.
 
… I’ve got to man up to what I did. I accepted all penalties – I didn’t try to fight this thing. I’m going to sit for the next two years.
 
Jan. 18, 2021, is when I’m allowed to come back. I had shoulder surgery (Thursday) on my right shoulder. Two months later, I’m getting my left one done. I’ve had torn rotator cuffs and labrums for the last two and a half years I’ve been dealing with – it’ll be nice to get those healed up before I come back.
 
I’ve had people tell me I should just disappear and let this stuff die out, let this thing die out for the next two years and just disappear. But I don’t think that’s the way to handle this thing. I’m showing my son we made a mistake – face it to its face. Trust me – I’d love to run away and go hide in a cave the next two years and continue to grow out this (expletive) beard, but it’s been weighing on me, and it should. This is who I am. I’m a fighter. I’ve got to fight my way through this one.
 
I want to apolgize to my fans, anyone I’ve let downm – obviously my family, my coaches and my teammates. I can’t say sorry enough for the stuff you’re dealing with because of me. But this won’t be the end of me. I’ll be back and I’m making you a promise now that I’ll be back better, I’ll be back stronger, and I’ll prove the hard work I’ve done is what got me where I’m at and not the bad decision that I made. That’s all I can do. All I can do to redeem myself is work hard. I’ll be better. I want to be better and I will.

VU and thanks my man! Good stuff.

4/12/19 5:52 PM
11/12/11
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Credit to him for vacating the belt promptly and admitting his guilt.

4/12/19 6:02 PM
4/8/13
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Bravo TJ, this is the way it should be done, no endless excuse making about tainted supplements or whatever hoping you can lie long enough for everyone to forget about it

4/12/19 6:10 PM
4/11/10
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Fuck him.

4/12/19 6:13 PM
1/1/01
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He is sorry he got caught.

4/12/19 6:15 PM
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Easy to be sorry when caught, but at least hes not trying to make up some bullshit excuse like that cunt Jones, who still to this day wont admit it when everyone knows hes a cheat and has likely been cheating his entire career.

4/12/19 6:16 PM
4/17/13
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I really think most fighters are on something now or have been in the past.  But to have one openly admit he did it and not fight the suspension is nice for a change. 

4/12/19 6:29 PM
1/14/12
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Fuck him he cheated they should make a point of testing his previous samples and over turning his wins if dirty for anyone who fails.

The UFC could even write some cheques for win bonuses to guys who lose to dirty fighter's as a gesture of goodwill and sportsmanship.

 

4/12/19 6:44 PM
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I have way more respect for a guy who admits his fault. Forgiveness is easier to give when a man has acknowledged his wrong doings. Of all the fighters that I thought would make excuses for getting popped TJ was at the top of the list. 

Saluted. 

4/12/19 7:15 PM
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4/12/19 8:53 PM
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sekundarburnes -

Bravo TJ, this is the way it should be done, no endless excuse making about tainted supplements or whatever hoping you can lie long enough for everyone to forget about it

Agree

4/12/19 9:00 PM
2/13/16
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Good he owned it.

 

Im just sorry he got caught.  Everybody else is on gear so it doesn’t matter to me, he just fucked up hosncucle or whatever.

4/12/19 9:05 PM
4/21/09
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Good on him.

 

How every professional should handle it.

4/12/19 9:08 PM
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Good that he took some accountability.

Pretty oblivious when apologizing to his fans, family, and coaches but no apology to the people he fought whilst cheating.

Those are the people that really deserve the apology.
4/12/19 9:09 PM
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LOL @ he messed up. He sure did mess up his cycle, lol. He was cheating to get an advantage and got caught. Simple as that.
4/12/19 9:50 PM
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Enough already. They are all doing it. Just let them do it ffs.
4/12/19 10:34 PM
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Credit to him for vacating the belt promptly and admitting his guilt.


And what choice did he have?

Fuck him. This is what he deserved. He's a piece of shit that shit on his own friends and teammates and is at least a 2 time cheater. This is just payback.
4/12/19 10:42 PM
5/12/07
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Hi Monkey -

He is sorry he got caught.

Agree

4/12/19 11:06 PM
10/5/11
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Playing the victim gtfo

4/13/19 12:06 AM
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Fuck him. Anyone caught cheating in this era should be crucified. 

4/13/19 12:46 AM
6/14/12
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Hi Monkey -

He is sorry he got caught.

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You cant explain away epo.

He literally had no choice and didnt apologize to his opponents at all who are the most deserving in the first place.

Cant stand tj.