Former UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw was set to fight current champion Cody Garbrandt at UFC 213.
Then the champion pulled out of the fight due to a back injury and Dillashaw is a little leery of the claims made by the champion.
“Trust me, I want the Cody fight as well but he’s injured, I guess you can say. It’s just the fact that I’ve seen him drunk and wrestling around with his buddies while his back is supposedly hurt doing rehab. There’s some posts that I got tagged in or got sent to me when I woke up one morning, of him getting all drunk with his buddies and him getting into a full blown wrestling match on the ground with Danny Castillo. It’s kind of crazy. If it was hurting you to walk, and you couldn’t take the title fight, then you should probably be doing some rehab,” Dillashaw said on Fight Society.
Since the fight was canceled, the former bantamweight champion has been unsuccessful in trying to get a fight with UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson.
Dillashaw is also a firm believer that Johnson doesn’t want to because he felt that he could lose the flyweight title.
“He does not want to fight me because he’s scared to lose the belt. I respect Demetrious Johnson as a person. I like him, I like his wife. But by him acting this way and turning down the fight, he’s really tarnishing his career and reputation in my eyes,” says Dillashaw.
There is no word yet on when Garbrandt will return from his injury, but he and Dillashaw are both coaches on the ongoing season on the UFC Ultimate Fighter 25.
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