TJ Dillashaw Explains His Biggest Regret And What Could Bring Him Back To Fighting

Former UFC champion TJ Dillashaw explains his biggest regret in his career and what might bring him back from retirement.

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Former UFC champion TJ Dillashaw has announced his retirement from MMA and is looking back on his career and toward his future. 

At one time, TJ Dillashaw was one of the best fighters in the UFC. He dominated the bantamweight division for a while and even tried his hand at flyweight gold. Following his flyweight title fight, Dillashaw was suspended for taking a banned substance and had to serve a two-year suspension. When he returned he was injury ridden and was not able to get back on top. Now since his last loss to bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling, Dillashaw has announced his retirement from the sport. 

Dillashaw has many business ventures outside of fighting and has recently undergone surgery on his shoulder, all of which led to his decision to retire. He spoke to Brendan Schaub about his decision and mentioned the chances of him ever coming back with on the Food Truck Diaries podcast.

“We’ll see man, we’ll see how successful things turn out for me outside the cage and just how busy I am. See what life looks like because I might be so busy that, I’m already am kind of that busy,” he said. “I don’t have time to even come back. Even when I did come back I had to put business in the back to deal with the fight.”

TJ Dillashaw explains the one regret he has from his fighting career

Although Dillashaw was a great champion in the UFC, he is often remembered only for his suspension and use of PEDs. Dillashaw addresses this in the interview and explained how the decision to drop in weight was his biggest regret. 

“That’s the biggest regret I have right now cutting to 25 and not only just getting in trouble just what I did to my body, everyone’s seen that I got in trouble and got suspended but dude like the six months after that of me like bouncing back with that weight cut and just destroy my metabolism, looked like sh-t, went through surgery, so like that was hard on me and hard on my hormones and hard on everything,” he explained.

Dillashaw seems content in his decision to walk away from the sport at this time, but there are some out there that believe he will use his time away to heal up without the constant overlooking from the USADA and return to competition when he is back in fighting shape. Dillashaw has not addressed this rumor. 

Published on December 16, 2022 at 9:57 am
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