A now suspended Dillashaw would release a video via Instagram, apologizing to all those who were affected by the failed drug test and suspension.
“I messed up,” Dillashaw said in the video (via Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting). “I’m having a hard time trying to forgive myself for this, which I should have a hard time. I should have a hard time forgiving myself. … I understand the criticism and the scrutiny coming my way.”
The fighter isn’t eligible to fight again until January of 2021, as the suspension is retroactive to the date of the drug test failure.
One thing that Dillashaw is promising is that he will return to action once the two year suspension has come to an end.
“This won’t be the end of me, I’ll be back,” Dillashaw said. “I’m making you the promise right now that I’ll be back better, be back stronger. And I’ll prove that the hard work I put in got me where I’m at and not the bad decision that I made. All I can do to redeem myself is work hard.”
Outside of the two year suspension awarded to the former bantamweight champion, a fine of $10,000 has been levied against Dillashaw by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC).