You can insert Cory Sandhagen’s title to the listing of bantamweights who do not feel T.J. Dillashaw should get a title shot when he returns to energetic competition.
T.J. Dillashaw has been cleared to return from his 2019 USADA suspension since January, however there continue to has been no phrase on who he will be experiencing when he returns to motion. Dillashaw has presently built his choice clear that he would like to have a title shot in his initially battle back. Present-day bantamweight champion Petr Yan agrees, stating that if he ought to get past Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259, his chosen up coming title defense would appear from Dillashaw. But there are some notable names in the title image who firmly disagree.
Cory Sandhagen Sides With Aljamain Sterling and Frankie Edgar
Aljamain Sterling and Frankie Edgar have each made their inner thoughts distinct about the matter. They each feel that Dillashaw wants to confirm himself once again soon after being busted for taking EPO. #2-ranked bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen echoes the stances of his two peers.
“I hope he does not get a (title shot) right off the bat,” Sandhagen mentioned in a media scrum prior to UFC Vegas 18. “I think that the guy’s coming off a two-12 months suspension for not a delicate drug. EPO is a critical drug, and I really don’t think he must arrive again and struggle for the title just due to the fact he has a major title.
“Give him another person, give him anybody. I asked for him right after my last fight and did not get him. So I never definitely know what’s heading on. And who is aware of what’s gonna take place with that? I don’t believe it should come about, if you want my belief about it.”
What is In Keep For Bantamweight Division In 2021?
With Petr Yan backing Dillashaw’s bid for an speedy title shot, Dillashaw might decide on to hold out to discover the consequence of Yan’s forthcoming title defense in opposition to Sterling. If Yan is victorious, then that would only leave the UFC brass to finalize a Yan/Dillashaw showdown. Sandhagen thinks he has a finger on why Yan has selected Dillashaw more than other bantamweight contenders.
“I feel the only reason that he would like T.J. is mainly because T.J hasn’t fought in two many years, he’s not gonna be on steroids any more, and he’s acquiring a minimal little bit older. I don’t imagine that he truly wants to combat a hard dude who doesn’t have the exact fandom as he does, and I feel that which is me, and I imagine that I’m the harder combat. But I consider that T.J’s ‘the even larger combat.’ That is variety of how the recreation performs a small bit.”
In a best environment, Cory Sandhagen believes that a get around Frankie Edgar will place him in the entrance of the line for a bantamweight title shot. He would then like to near out the calendar year leaving no doubt on who the new king of 135 is.
“Yeah, I want to fight the winner of Sterling and Yan in July,” Sandhagen reported. “And then, I want to defend the belt this 12 months, at the stop of the yr. So which is what my 2021 seems like, with any luck ,, it’ll go that way.”
Do you concur with Cory Sandhagen? Should T.J. Dillashaw get at least a person earn upon his return prior to he receives a bantamweight title shot?