Former UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw will be coaching opposite current UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt on the UFC Ultimate Fighter 25.
The two fighters have been at each other’s throats for quite some time now and Dillashaw believes he knows why.
“Urijah is Cody’s daddy. Cody can’t make any decisions without Urijah,” Dillashaw said on Fight Society. “Urijah’s involved with everything. That’s why Urijah was mad when I left. He likes to be in control. He wants to be the top dog. I hardly even know Cody. It’s kind of comical that Cody wanted to get mad about this whole thing cause I hardly even know the guy. He was on his way in when I was on my way out. He was on the team when everyone was making fun of him for who he was. Now everyone’s got his back cause he’s doing great. He’s doing good for the team and getting a good name out there. But really the beef with Cody is just comical because it shouldn’t concern him at all. Just because it involves Urijah, he wants to get all riled up and fluff out his feathers and act like a tough guy. I expected this from Cody. He’s a hothead and just for him to not really be able to express himself mentally but just get all worked up.”
Dillashaw and Garbrandt will fight for the title when the UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 concludes.
The former bantamweight champion also went as far as to call Garbrandt an "idiot."
“It’s not so much learn but just reinstated what I’ve known about the guy that he’s a complete idiot. He’s not very smart and he’s hot headed. That’s it. There’s not much more behind that other than getting your haircut, making sure your eyebrows are lined up and being a hot head. That’s all he’s really got,” said Dillashaw.
UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 will premiere on Wednesday, April 19 on Fox Sports 1.