In an almost eerie sense of desperation, MMA media everywhere, still reeling from the high of the saucy tail of a “War Machine” gone hay wire and a Porn Star’s secret lover, it was inevitable that just one more ounce of juice had to be squeezed from these lemons!
But the real news of the day was likely that of Chael Sonnen’s honest account of his actions leading to the 2 year ban that caused him to announce his retirement from MMA.
On Wednesday’s edition of the “Talk is Jericho” podcast Chael Sonnen told pro wrestler and host of the show Chris Jericho exactly what went wrong with his ‘surprise’ drug test.
Sonnen recanted, “I didn’t think I’d be tested for another 44 days, I tried to game the system.”
“I was hit on a surprise test that was 44 days before a fight. Generally in our business we’re tested fight night, so whatever it is you’re doing or you’re not doing, you gotta show up clean on fight day. When I talk about being dirty, I’m not talking about steroids or illegal drugs. I gotta make this distinction, if you ever failed a drug test, you are automatically taking something illegal and they were steroids, that’s just the way it works in people’s minds. Well, first off, none of them were illegal, and none of them were steroids, but I never offered a defense. I turned in my prescriptions. I got this from the doctor, this was valid stuff, but, these are still against the rules, I knew it. “
“I’m a grown man. I knew what I was doing I thought I could have my cake and eat it too. I can take this, I can feel great, they make me feel good, and that’s one of the problems I have. They go ‘these are performance enhancers.’ I go, ‘guys, why else am I taking it?’ I’m not showing up to the doctors saying doc ‘do you have anything to make me feel worse?'”
“Things change pretty quickly. People are forgiving when you’re honest. … If I could ever advise someone who is in my shoes, just come clean. Come as clean as you can, as quickly as you can. Then let the people decide.”
Coming clean is certainly good advice Mr. Sonnen, but even better advice would be to “stay clean”. Yet even though his ban from MMA is still fresh it’s not all over for Sonnen. Also in the same episode of the podcast the beleaguered ex MMA fighter and UFC celebrity recanted some very interesting news.
“I got a call about two days before I was suspended,” Sonnen said of the WWE executive, believed to be Gerald Brisco. “A WWE exec calls me up, and he said, ‘We read what you’re going through, we’re not interested.’ So I’m thinking, ‘why did you call me?’ He said ‘If you were 24 years old, you’d be making a whole jackpot full of money.”
The WWE executive continued to explain, “But we think TNA is going to be calling you, and if they do, we want back in the game.’ So I was like, OK, now at least I get we’re you’re coming from.”
Neither the call from the WWE executive nor any intent or interest from TNA Wrestling has been confirmed at this time, but given the rather charismatic personality that Chael Sonnen has gifted the MMA and Pro Wrestling communities with over the years, we certainly wouldn’t be opposed to seeing him get more air time.
Just when you think the day can’t get any better another little tidbit of news was released by TMZ on the very question we had all been asking ourselves in the newsroom here at SciFighting. Just who was the male victim in the crime allegedly perpetrated by War Machine last Friday?
War Machine Victim Starred in Crime-Riddled Reality Show
Corey Thomas, the guy War Machine beat up before attacking Christy Mack, has the distinction of being on a reality show riddled with tales of violent crime, including murder.
Corey, who made a fortune in web design, was one of the stars of VH1’s “Megan Wants a Millionaire.” You may recall his co-star Ryan Jenkins hanged himself in 2009 … days after killing his wife, cutting her up, and stuffing her in a suitcase which he deposited in a dumpster.
Corey’s now got his own problems … a broken nose and 2 black eyes. War Machine allegedly also bit him on the face.
As bad off as he is … it pales in comparison to his porn star girlfriend Christy, who’s in the hospital with 18 broken bones and a ruptured liver.
War Machine is still on the run with 7 warrants out for his arrest.
And if those two stories weren’t enough to get your blood pumping the MMA media had one more nugget it had carefully mined just for those who can’t get enough reali-drama in their life!
MMA Mania had an exclusive interview with the venerable reality tv bounty hunter known as “Dog”. After his recent vows to apprehend the fugitive known as War Machine it was only a matter of time before someone got hold of this Dog and asked just how close he thinks he is to making good on his promise.
You should check out the interview for yourselves at MMA Mania but just to give you a taste. Here is an excerpt from the interview:
“MMA Mania: What do you say to those folks who think she brought this on herself, knowing he had a violent, checkered past and she was an adult film star?
Dog: I try to be a Christian, or I at least claim to be, and there’s a story about Jesus and a young lady named Mary Magdalene, and I think she might have done the same thing for a living. . .”