Cory Sandhagen, one of the UFC’s hottest property at the moment, stunned the world with a KO from God-knows-where, when he knocked Frankie Edgar out cold, at the recently concluded UFC Fight Night. The number 2 ranked Bantamweight, is expected to take on number 1 ranked Aljamain Sterling, in a rematch – the first match ended in a defeat for Sandhagen, as he lost via. submission to a rear naked choke from Sterling, in the very first round of their fight at UFC 250.
Elsewhere, T.J Dillashaw is returning to the UFC, after serving a massive suspension of 2 years, since he tested positive for recombinant human erythropoietin. T.J recently revealed that, he would be jumping right into the title picture, once he returns. Speaking about this in an interview with Ariel Helwani of ESPN MMA, Cory Sandhagen was so critical of T.J Dillashaw, attempting to get into the title picture, saying that he was coming off some of the most serious PEDs, which is disrespectful to the sport.
‘I’m worried that TJ is gonna fight for the belt before me and still not want the fight‘
Cory Sandhagen was quoted as saying, “Yeah, I do. I think that’s probably what happened, you know. Like if you look at his social media it’s all ‘road to recovery’ stuff, it’s all ‘the comeback’, blah blah blah. The guy would’ve been back in January, the time would’ve been perfect for us to fight and he didn’t, so I don’t know what’s that about. I don’t think he wants the fight, I’m worried that TJ is gonna fight for the belt before me and still not want the fight.” [via Sportskeeda]
“T.J. is just a bigger name, and he gets to call the shots a little more. That’s what I’m worried about. I do well against T.J. in the gym when we used to train together. That’s another reason he doesn’t wanna take the fight. I don’t even think T.J. should be in a conversation right now, especially off of his history. He was doing some of the most serious steroids you could do in the sport. He was giving himself an unfair advantage, which is disrespectful to everyone in the division and the sport. I don’t wanna see him, just come back and get a title shot,” Cory said, on why Dillashaw doesn’t deserve to be in a ‘title conversation’, despite being a bigger name. [via Sportskeeda]
Do you agree with Sandhagen?