TJ Dillashaw: ‘I cheated. I don’t want to create any excuses.’
“First and foremost, I cheated,” Dillashaw said while on a recent episode of You’re Welcome with Chael Sonnen. “I don’t want to create any excuses. I wanted to drop the weight class. I wanted to go down one weight class to 125 pounds and I played it off on how easy it was gonna be.
“I pushed my body to the extreme. About six weeks out, my body started to crash, it started to get tired. My hematocrit was crashing. I was on the verge of becoming anemic. I decided to take something I wasn’t allowed to take. It’s called ProCrit. It would help me not only make the weight, but to be myself.”
“I cheated. I got caught,” Dillashaw continued. “It is hard not to hate yourself a little bit.”