Former UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw had strong words for the UFC if they pass him over for a title shot at Dominick Cruz in favor of his former training partner Cody Garbrandt, saying that it would be “a straight up robbery.”
T.J. Dillashaw might be very unhappy with his employers soon.
Dillashaw lost the bantamweight championship to Dominick Cruz back in January via contentious split decision. Since then he has been angling for a rematch, though Cruz himself seems rather cool to the idea, preferring super-fights with Jose Aldo or Conor McGregor.
Though no official opponent has been announced as Cruz’s next challengers, Dillashaw thinks that shot should rightfully be his, and yesterday on Brian Stann’s radio show on SiriusXM Rush, the former bantamweight champion had some strong opinions on why he should be next in line to face Cruz.
“It only makes sense. If you really look at the sport, when the number one ranked fighter beats the number two ranked fighter, the only thing that’s up next for him is a title fight. Who else am I gonna fight? The guy I lost a razor close decision to and, in my opinion, I won the fight. All I want is a chance to prove that I’m the better fighter and I did that by beating the number two [guy] Raphael Assunscao. I did my job. I did what I was supposed to do to get that shot.”
After losing the belt to Cruz, Dillashaw believed he would get an immediate rematch with the champion, but was instead passed over for a trilogy fight between Cruz and Dillashaw’s old mentor, Urijah Faber. Instead, Dillashaw had to rematch the last man to beat him (before Cruz) Raphael Assuncao. At UFC 200, Dillashaw won ….View full article
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