UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw’s departure from Team Alpha Male was a very public one that saw he and Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber taking verbal shots at one another in various interviews.
The switch in camps came as a shock to many, even though Dillashaw was splitting time between Team Alpha Male and training with Duane Ludwig in Colorado already.
Now, Team Alpha Male prospect Cody Garbrandt will also be splitting time between camps ahead of his UFC Fight Night 82 bout against John Lineker on February 21st, but he is insistent that he won’t leave the team.
He spoke to MMAFighting
“I’m going to go out there in January, probably do a few weeks there, come back here [Sacramento] for a few weeks, then go back again for a few weeks, go back and forth,” Garbrandt told MMAFighting.com. “I really like Brandon ‘Six Gun’ [Gibson]. His technique, his motivation, and his training…I believe in him, and he believes in me.”
So the big question is, how does Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber feel about this:
“Me and Urijah, we’ve each spoken about this way before the whole T.J. situation went down. I was actually planning on going to Albuquerque way long ago, and then the T.J. situation happened, so it was just bad timing.
“I was just up front about it. I was like, ‘Hey, here’s what it is. It’s either me going out there and cross-training out there or me going out and moving out there.’ Urijah’s never told us he doesn’t want us to go out and do things like this. He wants us to get out and challenge ourselves. He’s an advocate for growing and learning as a martial artist.”