“The Count” Talks Former Bantamweight Champ’s Failed Drug Test
Michael Bisping had some harsh words for T.J. Dillashaw, on his failed drug test. Dillashaw announced last week that he would be relinquishing his belt due to an adverse finding on a USADA test, following his bout with Henry Cejudo.
Bisping had some thoughts on the idea of relinquishing the belt. “The Count” went on his Believe You Me podcast to discuss the situation. He would imply knowing some things he couldn’t discuss, while digging into the former champ.
“I’m telling you this. no motherf—-r relinquishes their belt out of respect for the rest of the division…I’m not gonna relinquish my belt once I destroy the competition and become the champion…You just wouldn’t do that. So that in itself, and I apologize if I’m wrong, is almost an admittance of guilt. It really is.”
Bisping brought up the point that there were allegations made by Team Alpha Male members, back in the day. He would also mention the fact that USADA does not release the information about failed drug tests. That being said, Michael Bisping mentioned that if he was innocent, Dillashaw could have waited for the process to be complete, and keep his belt.
‘The Count’ is no stranger to competing against fighters who have PEDs in their system. He specifically mentioned issues with Chael Sonnen, saying that ‘The American Gangster’ didn’t hide from the facts, and came forward about it, faced the consequences.
T.J. Dillashaw has been suspended a year, and fined $10,000 by the NYSAC. He still has to wait for USADA to have a hearing. In the meantime, it was recently announced that Marlon Moraes will be facing Henry Cejudo for the vacant Bantamweight belt.