The infamous and much sought out alleged footage of Cody Garbrandt knocking out TJ Dillashaw has been released.
For months, UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt has threatened to release footage of him knocking his former teammate Dillashaw out during a training session when the two were still partners. Just a couple of days before their clash at UFC 217, Garbrandt unveiled the video.
The grainy video shows two nondescript fighters sparring. After a brief exchange, one fighter is dropped with a left hand, and the video cuts off. It's really difficult to tell if the dropped fighter was knocked out, but it appears as if there was movement afterwards. The video is said to be from former head coach Justin Buchholz's GoPro camera, then plugged into an analog television, then filmed with a cell phone.
At Thursday's press conference, the war of words between the two fighters heated up. Cody Garbrandt and Chris Holdsworth have accused Dillashaw of taking liberties with Holdsworth then they trained together, claiming that Dillashaw kneed his partner in the head. Dillashaw has repeatedly denied the allegations.
At another point during the presser, Cody Garbrandt seemed to accuse Dillashaw of not only using performance enhancing drugs, but introducing them to Team Alpha Male as well.
You can see the clip of the alleged knockout and a Fightful.com news update covering it above.
UFC 217 takes place Saturday, November 4 from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Fightful.com will have full, live coverage of the show, including a post-show podcast.