TJ Dillashaw, the former two-time UFC bantamweight champion, mocks Cody Garbrandt ahead of their trilogy.
Just a few weeks ago, at UFC 280, Dillashaw was defeated by Aljamain Sterling via second-round TKO. He revealed after the battle that he had injured his shoulder, which had gotten worse during the bout.
Dillashaw plans to continue fighting after he fully recovers. Although a preliminary prediction for how long he will be sidelined has not been established, he may have surgery on his damaged shoulder.
During a recent appearance, T.J. Dillashaw took shots at both Aljamain Sterling and Cody Garbrandt. Dillashaw went on to question “Funkmaster’s” championship victory and refuses to crown him the division’s best champion just yet.
“I feel like he was gifted the belt, to begin with, the way he handled it, and then got squeaked by with a win (at UFC 273). “Look, man, he’s a great athlete, he’s on a great win streak, he’s gotten to the top, but I don’t think he’s the best champion we’ve got out there.”
Dillashaw responded to Garbrandt in a less-than-flattering way.
“I don’t even look into it. That makes zero sense to me at all,” Dillashaw replied. “How is that guy even still in the UFC? He’s lost five of his last six fights; I’m fighting for world titles. It’s a reach. I mean, he’ll probably have two losses again before I even come back, so it won’t even be worth my effort.”
This dude is a bitch. 10 days before our first fight the UFC flew me to Las Vegas to get epidural shots in my back because I couldn’t even walk I didn’t make any excuses or cry about it after I lost this cheating bastard. Me vs tj book that shit epo can’t save you anymore. https://t.co/vXFMwf0ybG
— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) October 30, 2022
Dillashaw won his second bantamweight title by defeating Garbrandt at UFC 217. He would later knock out Garbrandt in the opening round of their rematch at UFC 227.
When Dillashaw returns to the Octagon, Garbrandt does not appear to be on his list of probable opponents. He (Garbrandt) believes he can earn another title shot and believes a win over Garbrandt, who has lost five of his past six, would not help him achieve that aim.