Mon Dec 06 01:55pm EST
Fresh off his appearance in front of the California State Athletic Commission, Chael Sonnen sat down with HDNet's Mike Straka. On Thursday, his suspension was reduced from one year to six months. Sonnen has been pounded by some members of the media and fans, but he feels no shame at all.
"I don't plan on dealing with it at all. I don't know really anybody who thinks I was on steroids and if they do I wouldn't offer an explanation or an apology," Sonnen said. "The facts were the facts. That was between me and the commission."
Sonnen said it was a matter of protocol. He got nabbed for not reporting what he was taking in proper fashion. He made sure to mention that people need to stop saying he was popped for "steroids."
"It's a big catch word. It's really not fair. With that said, testosterone falls under the category of steroids. But that's like saying that mouthwash falls in the category of alcohol. Or cough syrup is alcohol. It's not exactly the same thing," said Sonnen.
Sonnen also said he's not a victim and he understands some rules were broken. He does think that there was a lot of confusion on the side of California and for that he should've been given the benefit of the doubt.
When Sonnen was asked what's next, the fighter said he does know what's it store for him, but it's a secret. There's plenty of good fights out there at middleweight and don't forget, the coaches for Season 13 of "The Ultimate Fighter" still haven't been chosen.
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