According to UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw, the impetus of his leaving Team Alpha Male in favor of Elevation Fight Team was that the Colorado camp will be paying him “big money” to train there.
Well, Chael Sonnen isn’t so sure.
“T.J. left under the guise that he was going to be paid to train,” Sonnen said on his podcast. “Do you guys understand how silly that is? Gyms don’t succeed. Us in the business can tell you. Gym doors get locked up every week. The mats get sold, the ring gets torn down, the lease isn’t paid. The gym business is a tough one. I love the sport but I understand that’s a tough business.
“Now a gym without a long history is offering to pay T.J. Dillashaw? T.J, those checks aren’t coming, brother. That was a really, really sucker move by you. You must not have an advisor.”
Sonnen doesn’t seem to care about the terms of Dillashaw’s agreement with Elevation Fight Team, just that the champ should prepare himself for disappointment.
“If you want to move to Colorado, go move,” said Sonnen. “Train with other people. No problems there. His beef with Urijah Faber comes ….View original article
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