TJ Dillashaw is relinquishing the UFC Bantamweight Title after adverse findings were found in a drug test in line with UFC Fight Night Brooklyn.
UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo fought Dillashaw on the Brooklyn card and he feels bad for the former bantamweight champion.
“I feel bad for him,” Cejudo said to Ariel Helwani of ESPN. “Obviously, you have your own exceptions out there. Some people have been wrongly accused in the past. But people like Lance Armstrong or Marion Jones — and I’ve looked up to her in the past — they have to live with the regret and the dishonesty for the rest of their lives. I honestly feel bad for them.”
At UFC Fight Night Brooklyn, it was Cejudo scoring the first round TKO win over Dillashaw, with the proceedings lasting less than a minute.
Cejudo also wants to reserve judgment against Dillashaw, while offering prayers to the fighter and his family.
“I want to reserve judgement, but I also want to stay I never wish to anyone who uses PEDs again,” Cejudo said. “There’s no place for that in MMA. This isn’t baseball or basketball. This is another human being with four-ounce gloves hitting another human being. Prayers to him and his family.”
The New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) has already suspended Dillashaw a year for the adverse drug test findings.