A recent BJ Penn article, on June 11, 2015, titled “Kimbo And Shamrock For PED Regulation, Not Ban” that was derived by an interview with MMA Fighting is completely misleading. I wholeheartedly standby the current ban on PEDs. Furthermore, I believe the ban should be regulated from the top all the way down—not cherry-picked amongst fighters. Let there be no mistake, I support the current ban on PEDs. Again, it should be universal and across the board for everyone.
To set the record straight, in a recent interview with MMA Fighting, I was asked a question regarding the idea of “regulated” PEDs and on this specific topic and I gave my opinion on that question.
For reasons like this, it makes it increasingly difficult for people to want to be transparent and honest with reporters. Some reporters purposely distort facts, where others do so inadvertently. Regardless what the reason was with BJ Penn’s article, it’s important that the truth be made whole dealing with this delicate topic.
The words that reporters use, out of context, can severely harm a person’s career. Reporters should be held accountable to their harmful misleadings.