In previous episodes of The Ultimate Fighter 22, Coach Conor McGregor warned Urijah Faber that his teammate and bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw was ‘the enemy.’ During the sixth episode, McGregor’s criticisms of the champion escalated when Dillashaw made an appearance as an assistant coach on Team Faber.
“As soon as I found out that Urijah was coaching The Ultimate Fighter, I knew after my fight I needed to come out and support the team and his team and give as much knowledge as I can,” said Dillashaw.
Faber, founder of Team Alpha Male, recruited Dillashaw while the champion was still in high school. In 2013, the team hired a new head coach, former UFC lightweight and accomplished kick boxer Duane Ludwig. Dillashaw and Ludwig formed a tight bond. When Ludwig left the team in 2014 and returned to his native Colorado to pursue other opportunities, Dillashaw split his training camps between Team Alpha Male in Sacramento and Denver with Ludwig.
“I built my team, Team Alpha Male, and currently we have the world champ at 135-pounds, T.J. Dillashaw, who after I had a failed title shot, I put T.J. out there. I was like, ….View original article