Newly crowned bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw would potentially be willing to fight mentor and Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber if the UFC is willing to shell out the cash.
Dillashaw had the following to say about Faber and what he has done to help Dillashaw’s career on a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience.
“He’s a good dude. You saw after he lost to Renan Barao, that quick stoppage, that he was willing to give my name a shout-out while one of the worst things that can happen to you. It shows his great character. That’s tough for me because I’ve looked up to the guy. I’ve copied him. I’ve done a lot of stuff for my career because of him. It’s going to be tough if that situation ever comes up. I don’t want to have to fight the guy. He’s brought me up in the sport. But, you know. I owe a lot to him for where I’m at.”
Dillashaw went on to say:
“I’ve done every day of practice under Urijah. For four years now I’ve been at Urijah’s gym nonstop. I haven’t gone anywhere else to train for an extended period of time. I’ve been there. It’s going to be tough. We’re good friends. We’re family. Everyone in that gym, we’ve created a little family to where you’ve got that guy’s back,” he explained.
“You saw how crazy they went when I won the belt. What made me tear up more than winning the belt is going back and watching Fight Pass and seeing those guys react to me winning. It’s a crazy situation that we could be put in, but they want the drama behind the fights. Hey, if they’re willing to shell out the cash maybe me and Urijah will have a smile on our face while fighting,”
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