TJ Dillashaw News

Jan 17, 2017 8:18 am

Cody Garbrandt calls for “advance drug testing” ahead of title fight with TJ Dillashaw

Since winning the UFC bantamweight title from Dominick Cruz in the co-main event of December’s UFC 207, Cody Garbrandt has had some interesting ideas for his next fight. He’s called for a rematch with Cruz. He’s called for a “money fight” with featherweight champ Jose Aldo. He’s suggested interest in a super fight with Conor McGregor....

Jan 15, 2017 2:39 pm

Report: Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw to serve as coaches for TUF 25 all-star cast

According to a report from MMANewsline.com, the upcoming, 25th instalment of The Ultimate Fighter will be coached by new bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt, and estranged former Team Alpha Male stablemate TJ Dillashaw. This report claims to have confirmed the two bantamweights as the TUF 25 coaches with sources close to Team Alpha Male and several rumored...

Jan 13, 2017 11:40 am

Cody Garbrandt wants to rematch Cruz, cut “snake” TJ Dillashaw’s head off

Cody Garbrandt hasn’t been quiet since he stole the UFC bantamweight title from Dominick Cruz in late December. In the moments after his bantamweight title win, Garbrandt surprised by suggesting he’d like to give Cruz an immediate rematch. Shortly thereafter, he made waves by telling MMA reporter Ariel Helwani that he was interested in a...

Jan 13, 2017 7:47 am

TJ Dillashaw on fighting Cody Garbrandt: I’m in his head

Late last month, in the main event of UFC 207, Cody Garbrandt defeated Dominick Cruz with a unanimous decision, winning the UFC bantamweight title as he did. Earlier that same night, former bantamweight king TJ Dillashaw scored a big win of his own, defeating the highly regarded John Lineker by decision. With his UFC 207...


Jan 11, 2017 8:14 am

Cody Garbrandt: Conor McGregor was right about TJ Dillashaw

Cody Garbrandt closed out 2016 in the biggest way possible, defeating Dominick Cruz by unanimous decision to claim the UFC bantamweight throne. With this title-grabbing win, Garbrandt now looks ahead to his first challenge as the bantamweight king. Logic suggests that challenge would be provided by his former training partner TJ Dillashaw, a former champion...

Jan 10, 2017 9:15 am

Cody Garbrandt-TJ Dillashaw feud continues as Dillashaw calls champ’s bluff

While the feud between Team Alpha Male (TAM) and former TAM member TJ Dillashaw has been a very public one, the Cody Garbrandt-TJ Dillashaw feud was reignited at the end of 2016 when undefeated TAM prospect Cody Garbrandt was gearing up for his UFC 207 showdown with Dominick Cruz, and Dillashaw was gearing up for...

Jan 9, 2017 1:06 pm

TJ Dillashaw gives update on relationship with Team Alpha Male

When former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw left his long-time home in Sacramento’s Team Alpha Male, it created something of a media frenzy, as it was reported again and again that his relationships with his former Team Alpha Male training partners had been damaged irreparably. On the latest addition The MMA Hour, however, Dillashaw explained that...

Jan 6, 2017 8:55 pm

Cody Garbrandt threatens to release video KOing TJ Dillashaw

Leading up to UFC 207, the feud between former Team Alpha Male teammates Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw was reignited as the two men, who were both fighting on the UFC 207 card, took to social media to rekindle an old feud just hours before their scheduled scraps on pay-per view. Dillashaw took to social...

Jan 6, 2017 9:10 am

EXCLUSIVE | TJ Dillashaw coach Duane Ludwig: Cody should be getting the next crack at TJ

Last Friday, on the main card of UFC 207, TJ Dillashaw coach Duane Ludwig watched his star pupil score a lopsided win over John Lineker, the bantamweight division’s number-two ranked fighter. Logic would suggest that with this win, Dillashaw guaranteed himself at the UFC bantamweight title he once owned, which is now held by Cody...

Jan 6, 2017 5:55 am

Cody Garbrandt is not opposed to a fight with “sellout” TJ Dillashaw

After his UFC 207 defeat of Dominick Cruz, new UFC bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt claimed that he’d like to fight current featherweight champ Jose Aldo next. Given that Garbrandt’s fighting Aldo would deprive TJ Dillashaw of the bantamweight title shot he’s so clearly earned, this assertion was met with some criticism. Luckily for Dillashaw, Garbrandt...

Jan 2, 2017 5:50 am

New champ Cody Garbrandt fires back at TJ Dillashaw

Last Friday, in the co-main event of UFC 207, undefeated 25-year-old Cody Garbrandt delivered a shocking upset, capturing a unanimous decision over Dominick Cruz to win the UFC bantamweight crown. As the new champion, Garbrandt must now set his sights on the many dangerous contenders in the bantamweight division – none of whom are more...

Dec 31, 2016 11:25 am

Dana White: TJ Dillashaw is “probably” next for title shot at 135

Friday night in the co-main event of UFC 207, undefeated bantamweight prospect Cody Garbrandt stepped into the Octagon and put on the performance of a lifetime as he picked apart bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz, dropping the champ several times throughout the fight en route to a unanimous decision win to claim the UFC bantamweight championship....

Dec 30, 2016 8:33 pm

MMA community reacts to Neil Magny’s win over Johny Hendricks

In the main event of the UFC 207 prelims, top ranked UFC welterweight Neil Magny returned to the win column as he picked up a unanimous decision win over former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. Leading up to the fight, Hendricks once again missed weight, and revealed that he would be moving up to middleweight....

Dec 30, 2016 11:30 am

TJ Dillashaw on Cody Garbrandt: I made him cry multiple times after practice

Later tonight, on the main card of UFC 207, former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw will take on streaking contender John Lineker. The winner of this compelling scrap is likely to be the next man in line for the winner of the card’s co-main event: a bantamweight title showdown between champion Dominick Cruz and challenger Cody...

Dec 30, 2016 9:54 am

John Lineker reveals simple game plan for TJ Dillashaw’s unique style

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is the owner of one of the most unique fighting styles in MMA. As such, he is an extremely difficult opponent to prepare for. Tailoring a game plan for his specialized blend of footwork, head movement, and takedowns is an undeniably stark challenge. Dillashaw’s UFC 207 opponent John Lineker, however,...

Dec 30, 2016 9:46 am

TJ Dillashaw considering weight class change after UFC 207

Tonight, on the main card of UFC 207, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw will be stepping into the Octagon against streaking bantamweight John Lineker. While the fight was expected to produce the bantamweight #1 contender, UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby recently stated that the fight is not guaranteed to produce the next bantamweight title challenger:...

Dec 28, 2016 8:29 am

TJ Dillashaw wonders if involvement with Union will come back to haunt him

Earlier this month, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was one of several high-profile UFC fighters who emerged as part of the MMA Athletes Association. In addition to Dillashaw, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone and Tim Kennedy all announced their involvement. Leading...

Dec 27, 2016 5:55 am

Sean Shelby: winner of Dillashaw vs. Lineker not guaranteed next bantamweight title shot

This Friday, the UFC will return to beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 207. In the co-main event of the evening, we’ll see reining bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz attempt to defend his title against dangerous challenger Cody Garbrandt. Earlier on the main card, we’ll witness another high-stakes bantamweight scrap, as former champion TJ Dillashaw takes on...

Dec 23, 2016 11:41 am

TJ Dillashaw: Dominick Cruz will “try and retire before he fights me again”

In one week’s time, in the co-main event of UFC 207, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will attempt to defend his title against undefeated challenged Cody Garbrandt. Though Garbrandt has yet to beat a top-5 opponent, his incredible punching power and sizzling beef with the champ have most members of the MMA community pretty excited for...

Dec 18, 2016 12:57 pm

TJ Dillashaw sends Urijah Faber a message following retirement fight at UFC on FOX 22

Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber retired from the sport of mixed martials arts last night, this following his dominant UFC on FOX 22 victory over Brad Pickett, which took place in front of Faber`s hometown crowd in Sacramento, California. Shortly after earning the decisive victory, Faber`s former teammate and protégé TJ Dillashaw reached out...

Dec 7, 2016 9:23 am

TJ Dillashaw weighs-in on Urijah Faber’s upcoming retirement

In just over a week, MMA veteran Urijah Faber will step into the Octagon for the final time as he squares off against Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett in front of his hometown crowd in Sacramento, California. For Faber, the fight will mark the end of a historic 13 year professional MMA career that saw ‘The...

Nov 21, 2016 6:47 am

VIDEO | TJ Dillashaw looking deadly in training ahead of UFC 207 bout

  #Repost @duanebangcom ・・・ BMT Hook slip drill with My Ninja @TJDillashaw @LudwigMMA thank you coach @kurtsouthern A video posted by tjdillashaw (@tjdillashaw) on Nov 20, 2016 at 7:32pm PST In May of 2014, an unsung TJ Dillashaw shocked the world by dominating the seemingly unbeatable Renan Barao to win the UFC bantamweight title. From...

Nov 2, 2016 5:28 pm

BREAKING! TJ Dillashaw vs. John Lineker set for UFC 207

We now know that UFC 207 will be co-headlined by a men’s bantamweight title fight between reigning champion Dominick Cruz and streaking challenger Cody Garbrandt. Well, as it turns out, this co-main event won’t be the only high profile men’s bantamweight scrap on the December 30 card, as a bout between former champion TJ Dillashaw...

Nov 2, 2016 6:02 am

Report: UFC 207 to Get TJ Dillashaw vs. John Lineker Bantamweight Battle

We now know that UFC 207 will be co-headlined by a men’s bantamweight title fight between reigning champion Dominick Cruz and streaking challenger Cody Garbrandt. Well, as it turns out, this co-main event won’t be the only high profile men’s bantamweight scrap on the December 30 card. According to a report from ESPN.com, a bout between...

Oct 31, 2016 7:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE – Duane “Bang” Ludwig: “The UFC must really love Dominick Cruz” for passing on Dillashaw rematch

Duane “Bang” Ludwig has reinvented himself as a world-class striking coach after a long and storied mixed martial arts career of his own. These days, “Bang” is the former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw’s lead striking coach, who has ramped up Dillashaw’s striking immensely. Ludwig was largely credited at improving the striking for all of Team...

Oct 29, 2016 8:39 am

TJ Dillashaw rips Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt fight

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is coming off a big win over Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200 back in July, which returned him to the win column after dropping a controversial split decision to Dominick Cruz back in January of 2016 to lose the bantamweight championship. Following Dillashaw’s win over Assuncao, there was talk...

Oct 29, 2016 6:57 am

PHOTO | TJ Dillashaw suffers gruesome cut in training

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is coming off a dominant performance against Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200 back in July, avenging his 2013 split decision loss to Assuncao as he cemented his place at the top of the bantamweight division. Following the win over Assuncao, which returned Dillashaw to the win column after he...