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Again in January of 2019, TJ Dillashaw walked into the cage opposite Henry Cejudo with self-assurance, intent on building on his legacy as a double-champ. Instead, Cejudo knocked him out in just 32 seconds. In advance of Dillashaw could spend far too considerably time protesting the stoppage, he was popped by USADA for intentional use of EPO, costing him his Bantamweight title and sitting down him on the sidelines for two entire years.
Now, Dillashaw is free to return to motion, and there’s a fantastic deal of speculation with regards to prospective opponents. Corey Sandhagen has been concentrating on the former winner, but Dillashaw has generally centered on trying to score an immediate title shot.
Doesn’t appear most likely.
Speaking with Mike Swick on the Actual Quick podcast, Dillashaw also expressed curiosity in rematching Cejudo, who remains in an odd condition of semi-retirement.
“I haven’t believed about a hit checklist just suitable, but yeah, he’s (Henry Cejudo) on it,” Dillashaw said (transcription through LowKickMMA). “Just you declaring his title it is like, ‘Oh god,’ you know? ‘The King of Cringe’ did a good career of staying cringy. It is 1 of those people fights that I was so significantly superior heading into that struggle — really don’t just take just about anything away from him [though].
“I imagine he’s an wonderful athlete for successful an Olympic gold medal,” Dillashaw continued. “I give him much more credit for getting an Olympic gold medalist than I do successful a UFC championship and that’s a thing mainly because I’ve wrestled my full lifetime, that is really remarkable. But I’m so a great deal of a improved fighter than him — nicely-rounded smart.”
All in all, it does not seem to be like Dillashaw has absolutely recognized the decline event no matter of his time absent. “The way that his (Cejudo’s) occupation worked out and the way that he stepped away from it was just like, he got so blessed,” Dillashaw concluded. “So which is a struggle that I want again due to the fact I do not imagine he’s as great as he thinks he is, so that’s for confident on my strike listing.”
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