The former UFC two-time Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is all set to make his comeback after being suspended for two years after getting tested for using PED’s.
Dillashaw never lost his title, it was stripped from him after he found using prohibited drugs. He last fought inside the Octagon against Henry Cejudo in a fight at which Cejudo knocked him out in just 32 seconds.
Now after facing suspension for two years he is ready to step once again inside the Octagon and the former champ is ready for an immediate title shot. In the latest, ‘Real Quick with Mike Swick’ Podcast, Dillashaw says,
“I’m ready to go straight for the belt if that’s the opportunity that comes at me because I know Yan wants it. He’s already been vocally talking about it and we’ll see what happens on March 6 when he fights Sterling.”
“He’s got a tough test ahead of him, but that’s the fight he wants. I didn’t leave this sport by losing my belt. He knows there’s a lot of speculation if he’s the real champ because he hasn’t beaten the champion to get that belt, so he wants it.”
“As well as that, I’m the biggest draw for him right now to try to fight.”
Dillashaw is hopeful that Petr Yan will face him next
The Bantamweight champion Petr Yan will be entering his first title defense against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259. T.J. Dillashaw hopes if Yan wins that fight he will face him next.
‘Lieutenant Dan’ added, “Maybe he’s thinking me coming back for my first fight might be the best time to catch me as well, too. To try and catch me slipping. But I mean, that’s what I want.”
“The ultimate goal for me is to be the champion. The greatest things come to you when you’re champion, the goal is to be champion, so why not get out there and get it done.”
“Every person that’s called me out, I’ve said yes to the UFC, so that’s just showing them that I’m eager to get back in there. So it doesn’t really matter as long as it’s someone that’s at the top of the game, because I’m gonna climb up and get that belt back fast.”