At UFC 217 pay-per-view (PPV) event in New York City, TJ Dillashaw becomes a new Bantamweight champion after knocking out his foe Cody Garbrandt down with a thunderous flourish and blistering salvo in the second round in the co-main event.
After the event, Garbrandt campaigning hard for a rematch, continuously said at the UFC 217 post-fight press conference that he still believed that he was the superior fighter between the two bantamweight foe.
“I am the better fighter out there and he was able to capitalize on a low left hand and a right hook,” Garbrandt said at the UFC 217 post-fight presser. “Hats off to TJ He battled back from losing his title and he was a hungry man, but I’m still the better fighter in there and I’ll show that in the rematch.”
“He caught me tonight,” “He caught me with a punch. I truly am the better fighter. It was me vs. me in there, I’m battling with myself. To throw more punches, to counter, to see all these openings, and I just didn’t pull the trigger. It’s always me vs. me. The only person that beat me is me and I didn’t throw my hands, I didn’t do what I was supposed to do and know how to do in there.”
Dillashaw doesn’t care what Cody said, as he is riding on the main seat of the driver’s car. He said, he also did not get a quick rematch when he surrendered the title to Dominick Cruz in January of 2016 Via MMA fighting:
“I just finished him in the second round. He doesn’t deserve a rematch,” Dillashaw said Saturday at the UFC 217 post-fight press conference. “He’s very new in this sport; he needs to work his way back up. I should’ve gotten a rematch after that (Dominick) Cruz fight (in Jan. 2016), a very close split decision that I thought I won, and I did not get it. It took me a year-and-a-half — well actually, almost two years — to get it. So yeah, I think he’s going to definitely (need to) build himself back up.”
Dillashaw picked up a massive win over former teammate Cody Garbrandt, said I respect him as a fighter, but as a person, he lost all the respect for his former teammate.
“I respect him as a fighter as well,” Dillashaw said. “I do not appreciate, me or my family — as you can see, my brother got very emotional after the fight — have not appreciated the accusations and just the crap talk, and trying to diminish my name and who I am. So, that’s one that I won’t ever forgive him for. But I do respect him for being a great competitor, and I’m sure we’ll see him again. But yeah, he’s lost a lot of my respect. He’s lost all of the respect from my family,”
Tj Dillashaw showed an interested to fight “Mighty Mouse,” even as UFC president Dana White is indeed very much interested in setting up a super fight between them.
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