UFC color commentator Joe Rogan feels that Dillashaw has tainted his legacy with the failed drug test and suspension.
“To me, it’s a shame because I’m a T.J. fan,” Rogan said on The Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show podcast (via MMA Junkie). “I think he’s a phenomenal fighter and I’m a big fan of watching him perform. But it just taints his legacy. It just does. There’s no way around it. When you get caught cheating – this stuff, there’s no way it’s not cheating. This is just cheating. This isn’t any accident. It taints your legacy, and the guy had an amazing legacy: two-time bantamweight champion, one of the best pound-for-pound fighters.”
The UFC color commentator also wonders just what the benefit was for Dillashaw to take EPO.
“T.J.’s an amazing fighter, but (expletive),” Rogan said. “To test positive for EPO in the Henry Cejudo fight … You’ve got to think, if you’re on EPO – how much does that allow you to train extra time? How much does it allow you to recover? What is the quantifiable benefit? It must be pretty significant. … I almost want to try it.”
Rogan is going to be heard calling the MMA action next at UFC 236 this Saturday Night, which features Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier in the main event.