TJ Dillashaw’s Former Rivals Said A Word About His Recent Drug Test Controversy
Earlier today TJ Dillashaw took to social media and revealed that he failed an in-competition drug test for his UFC On ESPN+ 1 fight with UFC flyweight Henry Cejudo back in January. According to U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s new policy, they wouldn’t announce the violations committed by fighters until they’re resolved. The reason Dillashaw decided to surrender his UFC bantamweight title due to an unfortunate situation.
ESPN’s Ariel Helwani shortly after reported that New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) suspended Dillashaw for one year.
Dillashaw’s formal rival Henry Cejudo spoke to Ariel Helwani earlier where he talked about TJ’s recent drug test finding, and Cejudo is clearly disappointed.
“I feel bad for him,” Henry Cejudo began. “Obviously, you have your exceptions out there. Some people have been wrongly accused in the past. But people like Lance Armstrong and Marion Jones, and I’ve looked up to her in the past, they have to live with the regret and the dishonesty for the rest of their lives. I honestly feel bad for them.
“I want to reserve judgment, but I also want to say I never wish to […] anyone who uses PEDs again. There’s no place for that in MMA. This isn’t baseball or basketball. This is another human being with four-ounce gloves hitting another human being.”
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 20, 2019
Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw have an intense dislike for each other. Dillashaw’s dispute with Cody Garbrandt and the rest of Team Alpha Male is well-known. In the past ‘No Love’ accused Dillashaw of using PEDs. Before their title fight at UFC 217, Cody told TJ at Press conference that he “showed everyone how to do it on Team Alpha Male” and that he’s on “everything.”
In the wake of Dillashaw’s recent drug test finding and suspension, Cody issues a simple response.
That emoji means referring to Kermit The Frog is sipping tea saying, ‘None of my business’ so here Cody saying ‘i told you guys before.’ ‘No Love’ suffered two losses in a row from the hands of Dillashaw.
— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) March 20, 2019
Moreover, USADA also releases a statement on Dillashaw’s adverse finding.