Aljamain Sterling Says T.J. Dillashaw Was Never ‘Ever’ Clean But Still The Fight He’s ‘Enticed By’

Aljamain Sterling reckoned T.J. Dillashaw's legacy is tainted but he still wants to face him next.

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  • Aljamain Sterling has hit out at T.J. Dillashaw once again over his past issue with PEDs
  • “Funk Master” still picks Dillashaw to be his next challenger

Aljamain Sterling is not yet done throwing shade at T.J. Dillashaw over PEDs. As things stand, the bantamweight king could choose from the list of former world champions in front of him–Jose Aldo, Henry Cejudo and of course, Dillashaw. As early as now, Sterling already knows who he wants next between the three.

Dillashaw was never clean

In a recent talk with DC & RC podcast, Sterling once again reiterated that he always knew Dillashaw was up to something with PEDs. By contrast, he vows to prove what pure “hard work” can accomplish in the sport once they finally square off.

“[Never] Ever,” Sterling said when asked if Dillashaw was ever clean. “I think before his John Dodson fight I think he was kind of regular. And then after that he kind of turned the corner like really really quick. I don’t know man.”

“His teammates outed him,” he continued. “When he fought Cody Garbrandt and he said you show the team how to do it and the media brushed it under the rug. It’s there for anyone that wants to go listen to him. So you’re trying to tell this the only time he’s ever done it, you’re teammates just do you under the bus bro. So you can’t tell me anything that that guy has competed clean like his entire legacy to me is tainted. But I’ll gladly step up in there like I’ve done probably with countless other people. And just see who the better man is cause I think he’s a mentally weak person and I want to go out there and show them what hard work can really do.”

Cejudo seems to be edging closer to his UFC return and he has sights on Sterling. Aldo, meanwhile, appears to have found a new lease on life at the 135-pound division. However, “Funk Master” still acknowledges what Dillashaw has achieved in the division and it’s the fight that he’s leaning towards to at the moment.

“I do think that if there was a three-headed horse between him [Dillashaw], Jose Aldo and Henry Cejudo, I think T.J.’s probably the fight that I would be enticed by in the sense of what he has accomplished in the bantamweight division, so for me, that’s the fight that I want,” the champ admitted.

“People want to see that fight,” he added. “I mean his performance have a little too great as of late so I Kind of want to ask him what’s it like to be on the sauce and coming off of it.”

Sterling is coming off another controversial win over Petr Yan. Should he ends up getting the nod for a scrap with Dillashaw, it will surely be another epic rivalry given the drama between the two of them.

Published on April 20, 2022 at 1:31 am
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