Originally Posted by Liddellianenko
He continued to pump testosterone via a loophole in the system, without undergoing any random testing to know what his levels during training were, and even on fight night "legally" pump up to 6 times the normal levels under the current absurd rules.
To even the playing field Anderson used more minor loopholes in the system as well. Rules only have a possible point deduction up to referee discretion for shorts grab, and the referee didn't deduct them. Even if he did, the points wouldn't have mattered. End of story.
People can't just conveniently overlook a major rule exploitation for the guy they worship and complain about the other minor one from the other guy. Just because it gives them some sort of solace for their butthurt and lets people delude themselves into thinking their boy wouldn't have had his ass whupped.
Either both men fight honorably, or both toss away the honor and turn it into a gutter fight as much as they can get away with.
You can't have one guy walking a slow ten paces with a gun while the other is willing to turn at the third pace and blast away. If that's gonna happen, then you just gotta do it the wild west way and draw.
So he used a LEGAL medical substance to battle a condition called hypogonadism. He also mentioned he gets tested every 2 weeks and only takes the medicine as instructed. And he got tested this fight.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission stated that The license comes with the conditions that Sonnen undergoes multiple pre/post fight blood tests but he also has to present his exemption papers he received for his post-suspension bouts in Illinois and Texas.
And it isnt a "loophole" in the system. Its a RULE in the system. You can go to the NSAC website and click FAQ and it will give you instructions and paperwork to fill out for necessary Testosterone treatment exemption. It even needs your medical information.
Now can i ask where your source is that he never gets tested?? Because you MUST have one to make such an accusation.
So everything you just said is complete nonsense. You can use those accusations on his last fight BUT this fight that doesn't apply.
Chael didnt cheat. Plain and simple. And that is FACT unless results come out that his testosterone is too high.
You should try and get a GIF/PIC of Chaels Testosterone being too high this training camp as proof. Same as the proof of Anderson cheating thats posted in this very thread.
And on your other part.
Who in the world overlooks it??? Nobody overlooks it. People admit to chael taking trt treatment and to his testosterone being too high his last fight. Now unless the same proof shows up this fight its impossible to make that claim. So nobody overlooks it.
If something is being overlooked it was Andersons cheating to avoid being taken down. Even though there are many pictures and Gifs of it. You would rather avoid it or make excuses for it instead of just admitting to what he did. Its crazy.
Originally Posted by funkasaurus
Why is such a big deal being made out of grabbing his shorts? I hear "Don't grab his shorts" or "Don't grab the fence" once ever single event. Not a big deal. If he continued to do it, he'd have been deducted a point.
Well its because he did continue to do it. And because it changed the way the fight went. Im not saying that Chael would have won... FAR FROM IT. But Chael would have gotten him down in round 2 and then never thrown that spinning backfist. Now could Anderson have won in rounds 3,4, or 5?? HELL YEA. Probably even likely. But it changed the path of the fight and now we will never know what that other path (With Chael taking Anderson down in rd 2) would have looked like. He got the win he got because of the rule he broke (And by "the win" im talking about the exact time he won/how/etc). Who knows we might have gotten an even more epic KO win in round 5 or something by Anderson. But we just wont ever know. And thats probably the part that stinks the most.
As i mentioned earlier i dont blame Anderson for doing it. He chose a Reward/Risk move and it paid off. He would rather accept being warned by the ref OR having a point taken away to avoid the takedown knowing every chance he is standing he can get the KO. Then being taken down and risk loosing another round.