Former UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw is currently filming the UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 along current UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt.
Dillashaw admits that Garbrandt looks cool while the cameras are rolling, the opposite can also be said once the cameras are off.
“Off-camera, not on interviews, things are fine. Things are perfectly fine,” Dillashaw told Submission Radio. “We’re in rooms together and things are nothing, but as soon as the camera’s on and doing interviews, he’s the tough guy because he wants to look cool. For him it’s all about looking cool and getting his social media followers up. It’s a lot of petty stuff. He’s getting his hair lined up and his eyebrows waxed and looking as cool as he possibly can, but really I think it makes him look just kinda dumb, you know, to buy into all that. He really doesn’t have the wits behind him. He can talk, but really it’s just him getting angry. You saw with Cruz as well, he just kinda gets angry and loses it. He really doesn’t have any valid points.”
Dillashaw will be fighting Garbrandt for the UFC Bantamweight Title once the season concludes on TV, although a date for the fight hasn’t been set yet.
For those looking for spoilers about the upcoming season of the UFC Ultimate Fighter, don’t expect them to come from Dillashaw.
“I’m not really allowed to talk about how (TUF) goes down, but yeah, there’s definitely tension. What it comes down to is some insecurities that he has and him just being obsessed with me, really,” he said. “I mean, I could care less what he’s doing and they’re just so intrigued by me. I think it comes from some insecurities. And I’ve made the right choices in my life and I’m proud of it. He’s just worried about what I’m doing. Why is another grown man worried about how I live my life? I was never close with him, I was never friends with him and he’s just obsessed with what I’m doing and how I’m living and what’s going on in my life. I don’t question anything of what he’s got going on cause that’s him. I could care less. You know, I just kind of feel like they’re just obsessed with what I’ve got going on.”
Dillashaw hasn’t competed since defeating John Lineker at UFC 207 and Garbrandt hasn’t competed since winning the UFC Bantamweight Title from Dominick Cruz at the very same event.