Manager: “I Want Cody Garbrandt To Fight In October Or November”
Beside TJ Dillashaw there’s one fighter who took Dillashaw’s failed drug test more seriously is Cody Garbrandt who suffered consecutive knockout losses.
Garbrandt has been vocal in the past about Dillashaw’s PED usage even went on record and accused Dillashaw of showing the entire Team Alpha Male how to do steroids during his time training there.
Back in 2015, Conor McGregor and TJ Dillashaw’s former teammate Urijah Faber were opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter, ‘Notorious’ gave “The California Kid” a piece of “advice” stating ‘Dillashaw’ is a snake in the grass and one day he’d turn on you. A few years later Dillashaw had ugly separation with Sacramento-based fight team.
Dillashaw recently received two years of suspension from USADA after testing positive for EPO in the wake of his loss against Henry Cejudo earlier this year. But according to Cody’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz that’s not enough but promotion should erase Dillashaw’s all UFC wins following USADA mess. Ali says we informed USADA way ahead of time about Dillashaw’s transgression.
“If you’re an Olympic gold medalist, and you get caught with steroids, they take all your medals away – every medal you ever won,” Abdelaziz told MMA Junkie Radio. “T.J. Dillashaw, all his wins in the UFC should be taken away. We told USADA about this, … they ignored it.”
Since Ali is asking for unbelievable punishment as Dillashaw had passed all his drug test ahead of his fights, so it’s hard to tell he was dabbling with PEDs.
Since Dillashaw is serving a suspension, meanwhile flyweight champion Henry Cejudo and Marlon Moraes are scheduled to clash for the vacant title at UFC 238 next month.
Cody is currently riding on a three-fight losing streak and of course ‘No Love’ can’t wait to snap that skid but he’s not in a hurry to return to Octagon that’s according to his manager Ali Abdelaziz.
“He’s got a lot of fight left in him,” Ali Abdelaziz added. “The key (is) you’ve got to get him healthy and get him right. The UFC wanted him to fight in Sacramento (at UFC on ESPN+ 13). I want him to fight in October or November. Let’s get him right.
“You know what the problem is with Cody? He’s too much of a fighter,” Abdelaziz said. “If Cody fought the way (he did in the) Dominick Cruz fight, he’s going to be very hard to beat. But he’s got so much on his shoulder – a chip on his shoulders. If you punch him, he wants to kill you, he wants to eat your heart out. But that’s just Cody, love him or hate him.”
Before Cody returns he needs to take the precautionary measures of not making the same mistakes he did in is his past three fights.