On Saturday night November 4, at Madison Square Garden in the co-event of UFC 217, TJ Dillashaw got his redemption, by knocking out former training partner Cody Garbrandt to recapture the UFC bantamweight title. Former teammates and training camp Team Alpha Male Dillashaw and Cody had been brewing longstanding rivalry over his departure from the team years earlier. However, Dillashaw picked up the incredible win over Garbrandt via KO at UFC 217 to settle their beef.
Last December, after a fun win via unanimous decision over fellow MMA veteran Brad Pickett, Forme (WEC) featherweight champion Urijah Faber (34-10) retired from the sport. Since then he said, he is comfortable in his retirement.
“I absolutely am intact with my mind and body, and I feel better than ever, having rested over half a year now under my belt,” Faber told MMAJunkie Radio back in October. “I’m staying busy, man. I’ve got a lot going on. I love a good fight, and I love a good story. As far as just wanting to jump in for the heck of it, there’s no temptation there.”
Regardless of retirement, Urijah Faber stayed busy with the sport by working as a commentator on the Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Snoopcast and remain an essential part of Team Alpha Male as both coach and training partner.
Faber answering the fan questions at MetroPCS UFC 217 Live event before the fight took place, Faber suggested he could come back into the cage for a fight with TJ Dillashaw.
“I would say probably the [fight] with the most zeroes behind it, number one. You know, I would say probably T.J. Dillashaw. That sounds like a good time.”
Dillashaw is more keen on taking the title from flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson.