TJ Dillashaw is the current UFC Bantamweight Champion and he says Cruz made a “p*ssy move” by asking for the title shot.
“The one thing I have against Cruz is that he feels entitled to this rematch, he feels entitled to this title fight,” Dillashaw said on Below The Belt. “You haven’t been active. If you had been active, sure you deserve the title match. But you want to be sidelined for two years saying that you’re ‘injured’ and then all of a sudden I’m looking for a contender and you want to be like ‘I’m ready.’ You just want to pass murderer’s row up; you don’t want to have to challenge yourself whatsoever. To me it’s a little p—sy move.”
Cruz and Dillashaw have met once before in the Octagon, with Cruz winning the bout by decision at UFC Fight Night 81.
Dillashaw is willing to give Cruz a shot at the gold, but he would like the former champion to pick up some wins first.
“Sure maybe you were hurt but get out there and prove yourself,” Dillashaw said. “Get out there and beat Marlon Moraes and let’s do this dance. He hasn’t proved himself at all. Two years, he lost his belt, hasn’t fought in two years, been sidelined, and now he just wants to pop up and be relevant and feels like he has this entitlement. Makes zero sense to me.”