Former UFC bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw makes his much-anticipated octagon return in the main event of UFC Vegas 32. He takes on the number one title contender in the division in Cory Sandhagen.
This is going to be a tough fight for TJ Dillashaw for multiple reasons. Dillashaw will have the pressure the prove the critics wrong who belittle all the achievements of Dillashaw because of the failed drug test.
TJ Dillashaw blames Conor McGregor
Dillashaw believes that he is the villain going into the fight against Cory Sandhagen and he would have gotten booed by the fans had there been a crowd in the arena. But, Dillashaw is not alien to this atmosphere. He believes he was the villain in his fights against Cody Garbrandt as well and he blames Conor McGregor for it.
During the Ulitmate Fighter 2015, Conor McGregor called out TJ Dillashaw for changing his camp and even called him a traitor or “a snake in the grass”. And Dillashaw believes that’s why the fans considered him a villain going forward. TJ explained:
“I became the villain pretty easily when I was fighting against Garbrandt. It was such an easy narrative of me being the villain pretty easily, Conor McGregor made me the biggest villain. Cause he had all this power behind him right. Anything he said was Gold. So I was the snake in the grass. And I traded teams.”
“I was doing what you need to do the be the best in the world. Yeah, I was thinking about myself. Because I am in a one-man sport. if you are not doing it then you’re a f****g idiot. If you want to be the best in the world travel the world, train with the best, be selfish in this sport. I am not here for my training partners. When I am in my fight camp I am worried about myself. Be selfish, be the best in the world, find the best coaches, I am the CEO of TJ Dillashaw.” Dillashaw continued.
However, TJ Dillashaw is looking to put all that behind him with a win over a very tough opponent in Cory Sandhagen. If Dillashaw beats Sandhagen then he is going to fight the winner of Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling 2 and he will have an opportunity to erase the PED controversy from his extraordinary UFC career.