TJ Dillashaw, the former two-time UFC bantamweight champion, is aiming for a title fight in his comeback. Dillashaw gave up his BW title after failing a drug test following his Flyweight debut Henry Cejudo.
USADA suspended Dillashaw for two years. After the suspension ended, Dillashaw returned to the octagon and won decisively over the top contender Cory Sandhagen. Dillashaw injured his knee in that game and required surgery, which kept him out for another year.
After winning, Aljamain Sterling, withdrew from the fight against the number one candidate Petr Yan, UFC booked an interim title fight because of Dillashaw’s injury, Sandhagen took the call. Yan defeats Sandhagen and becomes the interim champion. Yan and Sterling will fight to unify the title on the UFC 273 tag.
Dillashaw is the highest ranked contender after these two and will be next for the winner and he thinks so as he has never lost a belt and was the champion at the time of the cut. suspension of the game.
Dillashaw, in an interview with Brett Okamoto, speak, “Honestly, I went away as a champion. I went back and fought the number one candidate, for two and a half years got fired and was able to beat him. So what’s left for me, what’s going to get me out of bed and get me excited is getting my belt back. That’s what worries me and that’s my goal. I mean there’s nothing else for me to really keep an eye on other than that”.;
Watch the full interview here:
TJ Dillashaw is back from suspension and looking great against Sandhagen
TJ Dillashaw has been outside the octagon for almost two and a half years. Not only that, but he also lost a knockout at Flyweight. Dillashaw, after this layoff, his fight back is against one of the best boxers at BW in Cory Sandhagen within a year. Dillashaw was beaten heavily during the match but secured a decisive victory over a leading contender.
Dillashaw relies on his grappling to mitigate the damage coming from a long Sandhagen. Although many believed that Sandhagen did more damage in the fight and was the winner, the three judges involved thought otherwise. Regardless of how the match was scored, Dillashaw looked great and his performance was of championship caliber. He faced adversity in the fight and continued to fight for five rounds and eventually won.
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