Duane Ludwig wasn’t happy with Conor McGregor’s comments from The Ultimate Fighter in the fall. McGregor called T.J. Dillashaw a “snake in the grass,” a phrase that has been repeated by fans in the direction of Dillashaw ad nauseum.
Dillashaw ended up leaving Team Alpha Male and the group’s patriarch Urijah Faber for Elevation Fight Team in the fall. On the show, McGregor questioned Dillashaw’s loyalty toward Faber. “Bang” feels the Irishman was not quite fluent on the situation before he opened his mouth.
“As far as loyalty, what’s loyalty?” Ludwig told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “It’s making sure he’s always improving and doing what’s important for him. Not making sure he’s doing what’s important to other people. In this sport, you’ve gotta do what’s best for you. What’s best for him is to have high-level coaches making sure he’s improving each and every day. And that’s here in Colorado, not in Sacramento.”
McGregor’s take was that Faber had known Dillashaw for years, recruited him to Alpha Male from the time he was in high school. Then when Ludwig became Team Alpha Male coach for a short period of time, Dillashaw was ready to follow him wherever he went.
Ludwig doesn’t see anything wrong with that at all.
“In my eyes, I don’t think Faber ever did much for T.J.,” Ludwig said. “If you want to put on a loyalty stamp, I felt like I’ve done a lot more than Faber has. That’s for sure.”
Dillashaw has said multiple times that he feels like he works best with Ludwig and did not want to lose that relationship when Ludwig left Team Alpha Male after a dispute with Faber. In Colorado, Dillashaw does striking with Ludwig, but also has a team of coaches in all disciplines. He also has ….View full article
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