TJ Dillashaw fires back: Urijah Faber “crossed the line”

TJ Dillashaw

The feud between Urijah Faber and his former protege TJ Dillashaw has continued, despite the fact that they won’t be fighting any time soon.

On the heels of Faber’s trilogy fight with nemesis Dominick Cruz in the co-main event of UFC 199, TJ Dillashaw was asked about his thoughts on that scrap, as well as Faber’s recent comments in which he insinuates that his former friend was on steroids.

He spoke to MMAFighting:

“It was kinda how I expected it to go down. I knew that Cruz’s footwork and feints and movement was going to be too much for Faber. He’s a very flat-footed fighter and hasn’t been making any gains. He’s kinda been the same fighter for the last ten years. I knew that Cruz was going to pick him apart.”

Dillashaw found himself in an odd position during UFC 199 as well when he found himself rooting against both Faber and Cruz:

“It’s just crazy for me to say that because I didn’t think there’d be any time in my life ever that’d I’d be not only rooting against Faber – especially against Cruz – but he just crossed the line, man. He stepped the boundaries with the stuff he said, the kind of person he became. Like I said, it was childish and it actually kinda hurt my feelings, man. I really don’t feel like I’ve done anything to deserve it, just because I’m training elsewhere and following my career and doing what I think is best for myself. It’s kinda crazy for him to badmouth me.

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