Fans who tuned into the premier of the UFC Ultimate Fighter: Redemption last Wednesday Night saw coaches Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw get into a physical altercation at the end of the episode.
Now, both coaches are giving their side on what took place on the show, starting with UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt.
“What happened was that Gilbert [Smith] and Seth [Baczynski] got into it,” explained Garbrandt on TUF Talk. “Gilbert was in his team room with T.J. and his team, and and Seth was in the other room by himself, and that’s what happened. Now, they were talking crap about Seth, and Seth confronted them and said, ‘hey, I'm not disrespecting you guys, you guys don't have to talk bad about me, we’re going to fight,’ and Gilbert ended up coming to our training session, so I was pretty upset about that. He [Gilbert] want back into the room and told T.J., ‘watch this fighter,’ and this was our training session, so that kind of unfolded with the walk out to do the face-off for the weigh-ins. Me and T.J. had a couple of words back-and-fourth, so I just let him know what he is fake, that he's got these guys portraying something that they’re not and that he’s the fakes person on this show. And he came back with the, ‘you’re fake’ and said it to my face, so I grabbed him by his throat. That’s the only way to handle a snake, go out there and grab them by the throat.”
When the season comes to a conclusion, the bantamweight champion will be defending the gold against Dillashaw.
Also, the former UFC Bantamweight Champion in TJ Dillashaw also gives his side of the story.
“The whole thing got blown out of proportion for no reason,” Dillashaw explained. “Cody found whatever reason he could to create even more drama. I think that guy likes that insecurity and just that anger to fight someone, he wants it. He's coming at me, but he's only doing it when everyone's there and it will get split up in a second. He doesn't have the words to come back and put things together and do it on the spot. All he can do is lash out physically.”
The second season of the UFC Ultimate Fighter: Redemption will air on Fox Sports 1 on Wednesday, April 26.