Marlon Moraes Believes TJ Dillashaw Should’ve Gotten A Longer Suspension

Former UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw was recently suspended two years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a failed drug test in line with UFC Fight Night Brooklyn.

Marlon Moraes believes that a two year suspension isn’t long enough for the former bantamweight champion.

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“We are all disappointed,” Moraes told MMA News. “It was a fairy tale. We don’t know if he’s really that good of a fighter. It’s hard cause every time we get into camp, we want to get into shape, we want to get our conditioning good and this guy he wasn’t worried at all about that. If he was cheating now, he was cheating before. He goes on the media and tries to say he’s giving up the belt. I think he was just trying to trick the fans but at the end of the day, what happened? They suspended him and I’m nobody to judge him but now he’s going to have to pay for what he did. Two years is not enough. It’s not enough for what he does, it was really serious, that’s my opinion.”

Moraes and UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo will compete for the vacant bantamweight title in the main event of UFC 238.

The bantamweight contender also believes that Dillashaw was using illegal substances for a long time before getting caught.

“He was cheating the system and that wasn’t the first time,” Moraes said. “That wasn’t the first time he was going to do it now with USADA all over everyone. Before, USADA wasn’t even around and I believe he was doing it before.”

UFC 238 takes place on Saturday, June 8 from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with Henry Cejudo and Marlon Moraes headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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