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Urijah Faber opens up about T.J. Dillashaw departure: ‘He walked away from the family’

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With the departure of UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw from Team Alpha Male becoming publicly official this week, there’s been relative silence from the man who is the head of the team Dillashaw left: former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber.
On the Stud Show Radio podcast on Thursday, Faber spoke at length about Dillashaw’s decision, how it happened and what it means for their future. “It’s been hard for everybody,” Faber acknowledges. “It’s been really uncomfortable. Obviously, it’s a weird situation. I never really saw it coming.”
According to Faber, he had heard from an unnamed MMA journalist as well as unsolicited texts from Duane Ludwig that there was a potential issue with a team in Colorado poaching members of Team Alpha Male. Faber says he asked Dillashaw and at first didn’t get any indication the champion was to be part of the program. Eventually, however, Dillashaw revealed he’d be leaving Team Alpha Male and listed some of the reasons for his departure.
As far as Faber is concerned, he doesn’t find them particularly compelling.
“He’s talking about how it’s an amazing opportunity money-wise or whatever,” Faber says. “Pfff, you gotta be kidding me, dude. You could dedicate yourself to mowing lawns for Sanchez ….View original article