Dillashaw: Why does Faber deserve a title shot?

January 26, 2016 8:14 am by Evan Bell
TJ Dillashaw

Earlier this month in Boston Dominick Cruz reclaimed his UFC bantamweight championship in just his 2nd fight in 4 years. Despite the lengthy layoff, Cruz put on a spectacular performance that saw him pick up a split decision win over TJ Dillashaw. Many believed that the decision was a controversial one, and that Dillashaw should have been given the nod.

Immediately following the bout, Cruz’s longtime nemesis Urijah Faber called out ‘The Dominator’ for a trilogy fight. While there are no plans set in stone, Dillashaw spoke about Faber potentially getting the title shot rather than him getting an immediate rematch.

He spoke on The MMA Hour:

“Why would he want to fight me when (we had) such a close fight and I feel that I won, and a lot of other people feel that I won that fight? That’s a lot more dangerous of a fight for him to take, and he’s trying to stay on top. I feel like Urijah looks like the easier fight and Dominick knows that.”

“I’ll probably be sick to my stomach if that happens. Because why does he (Faber) deserve it? The only reason he deserves it is because he’s got a name. It’s not like he’s had performances where he should be in title contention. I don’t feel that he deserves that shot. I feel that I do. I feel that I won that fight. And it’ll make me sick to my stomach.”

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