Current UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt will be coaching the UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 opposite former UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw.
The two did train together in Team Alpha Male before Dillashaw left, but Garbrandt still thinks that Dillashaw is as fake as they come.
“I take it as just me being real, just confronting problems,” Garbrandt said during TUF 25 Media Day. “That’s what I think fake people don’t do. That’s T.J. He’s the fakest person I ever met. From the beginning.”
Garbrandt became the UFC Bantamweight Champion at UFC 207, when he defeated then champion Dominick Cruz by decision, Cruz was the one who took the gold from Dillashaw.
Once the UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 concludes, Garbrandt and Dillashaw will battle for the gold, Garbrandt knows how he wants to win the fight.
“I know I will knock out T.J. — 100 percent I’ll knock out T.J.,” he said. “I don’t have to go out there and get the knockout. I’m gonna go out there and perform. I’m gonna go out there and have fun. I’m just finally hitting my stride.”
UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 will start airing on Fox Sports 1 on April 9, the finale will be taking place this July.