Moke - lol @ how comfortable people are with presenting their personal speculations as fact.
This guy Tim is aggressive and a straight shooter. And so some people don’t like that and call it bragging. I prefer straight talk as opposed to faux humility. Faux humility is gentle form of lying, but it’s still lying.
Tim calls it like he sees it, and has always said he is a genetic freak and has never had to do PEDs, constantly trains harder than anyone here, and in fact he has never tested positive for PEDs in his entire fighting career nor the military (who’s test are even tougher).
So to go from those facts to “He’s a roid monkey!” is quite an irresponsible stretch.
I think the issue is, SF and SO are supposed to be like, silent warriors. That’s been what built the mythos around them. Although in the last decade or so that’s obviously changed. My understanding though is that there is a pretty significant divide within those communities where the majority want to maintain the “We don’t talk to anyone, and we don’t humble brag about anything”, and then there are the guys writing books, and movies, and using their service as a marketing tool. Of course there are probably guys who don’t care. You don’t hear about their opinions though, because they don’t care!