Even though I pegged Chael Sonnen as a pro wrasslin soundbyte spewing troll long ago, he still manages to get under my skin from time to time. This is one of those times:
“Hey. If I’m a member of the media and someone tells me that Alistair Overeem failed a drug test, the very first thing I’m going to say is: ‘Really? What substance did he test positive for?’ Now, you see, those basic questions are where the wheels begin to fall off the bus to this entire story. Alistair Overeem did not test positive for anything. End of story. So why is his name getting drug through the mud? Why are they saying, ‘Well, he’s got an elevated T-to-E ratio. Ok, fair enough. Let’s say his T-to-E ratio is outside the norm. That’s not illegal. That’s outside the norm. That’s a red flag. That is a red flag, and Alistair will owe an explanation. If it’s not against the rules, why are we having this conversation? MMA Media: Ya failed! It reminds me of a time when Ronald Reagan was President, and somebody in his cabinet had to stand trial. He gets acquitted and he says, ‘Well, great. I’ve won the trial, but who do I see to get my reputation back?'”
Sonnen is one of an elite few who gets to take testosterone out in the open because of his therapeutic use exception. But just because he’s managed to use a legal loophole to game the system doesn’t mean I view his use of performance enhancing drugs any differently. He’s a cheat, straight up. Since he’s not going anywhere, I’ll take his silly schtick and roll with it but he needs to shut the f*ck up when it comes to steroids.