It’s No secret that Cody Garbrandt And TJ Dillashaw Brew Bad Blood
UFC 227 PPV event will be headlined by a rematch of UFC 217’s heated brawl between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt, where Dillashaw reclaims title via second-round KO of Garbrandt. It was the first professional loss of Cody.
Dillashaw defeated Renan Barao and Joe Soto to retain his belt during his first title reign three years ago. Dillashaw said there’s still some bad blood between himself and former teammate Garbrandt and is hoping to squash the beef for good after he KO’s ‘No Love’ again at UFC 227 on August 4.
Dillashaw lost the UFC title to Dominick Cruz via controversial decision back in January 2016. Garbrandt was next in line for a title fight, and he got his shot at Cruz at UFC 207 in December, after putting on an impressive performance ‘No Love’ capture the 135-pound title.
Garbrandt and Dillashaw being the two best 135-pound fighters in the world, they have held a deep hatred for one another. The reason for those problems centered around different ideas of loyalty when Dillashaw parted ways with the team Alpha.
During his recent interview with BloodyElbow, Dillashaw talks about an upcoming rematch with Cody Garbrandt where he elaborated how he’s going to ruin his opponent’s career.
“He knows I’m the better fighter, He’ll pump himself up. He’ll talk; that he’s great, that he’s better, and all this stuff, but he knows. He knows the truth. I’m the better all around fighter. I’m the smarter fighter. And this is a bad situation for him, to go right back into a rematch for the title.”
“I’m going to ruin his career,” said Dillashaw, while switching his convivial tone to one that was dead serious. “I’m going to ruin his career at this weight class. He’s already getting his second shot, he should of worried about getting better, but I don’t know if he really can. I don’t know if he’s that smart of a fighter, but I plan on ruining his career at 135.”
“This sport’s crazy, obviously anything can happen,” continued Dillashaw, with more levity. “You’ve always got to be ready for it and be nervous for that fight, but he doesn’t have a chance. I’ll be ready for anything he can bring to the table. You’ve always got to expect the toughest fight, but he doesn’t have a chance.”
UFC 227 PPV event is set to go down Saturday, August 4th, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Do you think Dillashaw will able to retain his title?