Chad Johnson has finally spoken out to ‘Inside The NFL’ in his first interview since he was axed by the Dolphins and charged with domestic battery for head-butting his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada.

Check out parts from the interview and video below:

On why he was fired from the Dolphins
First of all I had an altercation. An altercation with my wife and the consequences of my altercation with my wife was me being released.

On The consequences of his altercation
I lost two things that I love: football and being married. Being a husband, being a lover was an honor. And I lost that. They have that saying, ‘You never know what you have until it’s gone.’ And now I finally know what they mean.”

On who’s to blame
I take full responsibility for everything. Always will. Always have. Where do I go from here? I gotta work on Chad. Chad has to work on Chad. Chad has to go deep down inside and figure out where you went wrong. At what point did you lose focus on what’s most important–Especially the game of football. There was a time where, when I touched that field Sunday, you knew what time it was. At some point, I had drifted off track away from that.”

On how he plans to address his issues
“I’m taking classes. Anger management classes. I’m trying to find out how to channel my anger in situations where I would pop off–how to diffuse those situations.”

On if he’s spoken to Evelyn
“What I need to do is work on Chad. There’s nothing I can say to her because she’s already heard it already. I can say it through my actions. Because actions speak louder than words. This is the time for me to show actions. Period.