TJ Dillashaw wants to put all his controversies behind and focus on Cory Sandhagen in the upcoming fight at UFC Vegas 32.
Former UFC Bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw returns to the octagon after a 2-year suspension. TJ was banned for testing positive for EPO, which are performance-enhancing drugs. He returns to the fight cage against top bantamweight performer Cory Sandhagen at UFC Vegas 32. This fight is a very crucial one in deciding the future of the bantamweight division.
The fight takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Earlier today, the pre-fight press conference for the event went down and TJ was drilled with questions by the reporter regarding his comeback. The former champion was as cool as you like, hoping to get over all his controversies. “There’s not going to be a slip in my performance,” Dillashaw said on media day. “I’m going to go out there and look dominant, so it’s going to be a great one. … I think (my performance is) going to erase (the controversy) after Saturday when I come out there, and you see how good I look.”
“This it the real title fight,” says TJ Dillashaw
The Bantamweight division is now in a tricky situation as the rematch between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling is bound to happen but the champion is injured and will be out for quite some time. TJ is not impressed by either of those two competitors and believes Cory is the toughest guy in the division right now. “This is a real title fight, to be honest,” Dillashaw said. “I was not very impressed with Aljamain and Yan in their last fight. I think Cory Sandhagen’s the toughest in the weight class right now. This is a true title fight. I’m the champ coming back, and it’s time to prove it.”
“Everything’s already been said,” Dillashaw said. “I didn’t hide behind anything, and it is what is. It’s something you’ve just got to – I’m a very mentally tough guy. It’s not going to ever break me.”