UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw Still Has Animosity Towards Ex-Teammate Cody Garbrandt
TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt were sparring partners in Team Alpha Male (TAM), led by head coach Urijah Faber. Yet, their rivalry started in October 2015, when TJ Dillashaw left Team Alpha Male. He joined Duane Ludwig and Elevation Fight Team. There was a lot of trash-talking between these two superstars.
Dillashaw and No Love fought for the first time at UFC 217, on November 4, 2017. Dillashaw won via second-round KO and became UFC Bantamweight champion. The second time, TJ had a lot easier job. He won No Love via first-round KO at UFC 227, on August 4, 2018! This time, TJ Dillashaw was the champion and retained the title.
TJ Dillashaw is happy since he is the man who ruined Cody Garbrandt’s career. He believes No Love should recover from the first loss and prepare better. Yet, according to Dillashaw, Cody Garbrandt talked his way into a total demolition! One thing is certain, ‘The Viper’ is a man of his word. (via bloodyelbow.com)
“Hell yeah I’m cool with how it unfolded,” Dillashaw said. “It’s exactly as I said it was going to go down. I told you I was going to knock him out in the first round, I did. I said I’d ruin his career, I’m doing it. The guy is screwed at 135. He should have went back to the drawing board and gotten better, but he talked his way into an ass-whooping.”
TJ Dillashaw was under heavy fire by many Alpha Male team members. Yet, he is happy since they can’t talk crap anymore.
“I’m happy,” he said. “It’s not only him, it’s the whole team. The whole team needed a (expletive) ass-whooping. They talked all that crap, they want to accuse me of a bunch of bull(expletive). That’s the game. Karma’s a (expletive).”
TJ Dillashaw plans to drop his weight and fight Henry Cejudo in UFC Flyweight division. If TJ’s attempt succeeds, he will become the first simultaneous UFC Flyweight and Bantamweight champion! The Viper also stated there is no time for excuses now. Mission has to be done.
“I guarantee you Cejudo is just as big as me right now,” Dillashaw said. “I don’t want the excuse of me beating Cejudo’s ass and (him saying), ‘Oh, it’s because he’s bigger than me. (Expletive) that. I’m not. I’ll be at 125. There’s no excuses.”
Henry Cejudo dethroned Demetrious Johnson via split decision at the co-main event of UFC 227 on August 4, 2018. Johnson previously defended UFC Flyweight title eleven times in a row! The Messenger is a dangerous rival. What do you think, can TJ Dillashaw defeat Henry Cejudo?