Archive: TJ Dillashaw

Mar 26, 2015 7:28 am

Johnson vs. Horiguchi now headlines UFC 186 in Montreal

The UFC’s return to Montreal has a new headliner! UFC officials announced yesterday that a flyweight title fight betweeen current champ Demetrious Johnson and challenger Kyoji Horiguchi will now headline the April 25 event. The move comes shortly after news broke that UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw had suffered a rib injury forcing him out...

Dec 20, 2014 9:42 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Barao Submits Gagnon in 3rd Round, Wants Title Shot

Number fourteen ranked Mitch Gagnon was no match for former champion Renan Barao tonight in the co main event of “UFC Fight Night 58”. There were a couple moments in the first two rounds where Barao looked like he was in trouble, but he escaped adversity quickly and found a way to finish the fight...

Nov 20, 2014 5:08 am

Dillashaw wants Cruz bout in February or March

Good news for fight fans, UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw underwent successful surgery on his elbow for bursitis, and is gunning for a return to the UFC in February or March to defend his bantamweight strap against Dominick Cruz. Dillashaw’s manager spoke on UFC Tonight about Dillashaw’s surgery, saying that Dillashaw underwent surgery on October...

Nov 12, 2014 3:43 pm

Champ T.J. Dillashaw: “I wanna fight Aldo so bad”

“I wanna fight Aldo so bad, dude. I will beat Aldo. I wanna fight him. I respect him, he’s an awesome fighter.” … “I hope Cub Swanson wins. I like Frankie Edgar as a fighter, but Cub Swanson is a super cool dude and his stand-up gotten so much better. We have already seen Frankie...

Nov 10, 2014 4:24 pm

Barao: ‘Bantamweight is my division’

Despite losing his bantamweight strap to TJ Dillashaw earlier this year, and being unable to make the bantamweight limit of 135-pounds for his rematch against Dillashaw, Renan Barao found himself a midst a stacked bantamweight division. With Dominick Cruz returning to the UFC and earning himself a shot at Dillashaw’s belt, and UFC President Dana...

Nov 2, 2014 10:36 am

Mitch Gagnon Plans On Submitting Renan Barao At UFC Fight Night 58

Mitch Gagnon is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night 58 co-main event bout against former champion Renan Barao. The bout is the biggest of Gagnon’s career, and he certainly plans on taking advantage of the situation. He spoke to MMAFighting about his desire to submit Renan Barao, an elite level JiuJitsu black belt, as...

Oct 25, 2014 5:02 am

Dillashaw Blasts Aldo For Lack Of Fan Interest, Fighting Style

As Jose Aldo gears up to defend his title against Chad Mendes tomorrow night at UFC 179 in Brazil, another chapter in the feud between Team Alpha Male, and Nova Uniao was formed. Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male (TAM) was win-less against Nova Uniao until May, when Dillashaw dethroned Renan Barao from Nova Uniao. After...

Oct 19, 2014 3:01 pm

PHOTO | Chad Mendes Bloodies Training Partner Ahead Of UFC 179

UFC featherweight #1 contender Chad Mendes is gearing up for his UFC 179 rematch with Jose Aldo this Saturday. The week of the bout, most fighters would take it easy so as not to get injured, and focus solely on cutting weight, however it appears ‘Money’ is not one of those fighters. Team Alpha Male...

Oct 5, 2014 10:19 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Raphael Assuncao’s Win Over Bryan Caraway

Yesterday in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Halifax, Raphael Assuncao extended his win-streak to 7 with a unanimous decision win over Bryan Caraway, further making his case for a title shot. Below we have compiled some of the best Tweets from UFC fighters regarding the bout. Let's go @BryanCaraway ! — Leslie Smith...

Oct 5, 2014 8:58 am

Assuncao Unhappy With Performance Against Caraway

Raphael Assuncao picked up a unanimous decision win over Bryan Caraway last night at UFC Fight Night Halifax, extending his win streak to 7, making him the owner of the 3rd longest active win streak in the UFC. Assuncao believes that the win over Caraway puts him in a position to fight for the bantamweight...

Sep 28, 2014 3:43 pm

QUICK TWITT: Team Alpha Male Reacts To Cruz Dissing Them

Yesterday in the main event of the preliminary card for UFC 178, Dominick Cruz made his triumphant return to the UFC by TKOing Takeya Mizugaki in just 61 seconds. During his post-fight Octagon speech, he said he was looking forward to beating up more “Alpha Fails.” His insult was aimed at Urijah Faber and his...

Sep 28, 2014 10:41 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To The Return Of Dominick Cruz

Last night in the main event of the prelims of UFC 178, Dominick Cruz returned from nearly a three-year long layoff to defeat Takeya Mizugaki in just 61 seconds. Below is a list of the best reactions from UFC fighters regarding the return of Cruz. FUCK YESSSS @TheDomin8r THE CHAMP IS HEEERE!! #UFC178 — Rowdy...

Sep 27, 2014 10:34 pm

Dana White Announces Dillashaw Is Next For Cruz

Earlier tonight at UFC 178, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz made his return to the UFC where he defeated Takeya Mizugaki in just 61 seconds. After the bout, many fans called for Cruz to fight the current UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. During the post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White confirmed that TJ...

Sep 17, 2014 5:02 pm

PHOTO | Duane Ludwig Gets Sandwich Named For Him

Former head coach of Team Alpha Male, and the mastermind behind TJ Dillashaw’s dominant upset over Renan Barao, was honored with his own sandwich at Brother’s BBQ in Colorado. Check it out: By Evan Stoumbelis

Sep 5, 2014 10:28 am

Ratings Report: UFC 177 Prelims are Lowest in FS1 History with 436,000

The viewer numbers for the UFC 177 prelims are officially out and they are definitely not the best. The UFC 177 prelims brought in a total of 436,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1, which is down about 49 percent from the stations average of 859,000. Previously, the lowest recorded views for FS1 were with the...

Sep 2, 2014 2:27 pm

Salary Report: Dillashaw Banks $100K For Soto KO

UFC bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw topped last weekend’s UFC 177 disclosed fighter payroll with $100,000.00. The pay-per-view event took place from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The California State Athletic Commission released the UFC payroll, which totalled $420,000.00. The full list of salaries is as follows: T.J. Dillashaw: $100,000 ($50,000 win bonus) def....

Sep 2, 2014 11:56 am

White Believes Faber And Dillashaw Will Fight

“It’s no different than GSP and Rory Macdonald… You don’t run around saying ‘I’ll fight him tomorrow. I want his belt.’ and all these stuff. And all of these guys believe they can beat each other in the back of their minds, since they all train together.” “But when it all comes down to it,...

Sep 2, 2014 9:43 am

Rousey Demands Bout With Horsewoman Killer

Following Saturday’s beatdown of Shayna Baszler, Bethe Correia has earned herself another rival, Ronda Rousey. Following the UFC 177 mauling, Rousey campaigned Dana White for the fight: “As soon as (Correia) started talking, she texted me and said, ‘I want that fight. I want it now. I want it before someone else beats her'”, White said...

Sep 1, 2014 5:01 am

Coach: Barao Doesn’t Need To Move To 145

After an alleged botched weight cut left Renan Barao in the hospital, his coach Andre Pederneiras says that Barao won’t have to move up a weight class to prevent this from happening again, and that the weight cut wasn’t entirely what caused the dizzy spell that made Barao hit his head. He spoke with

Aug 31, 2014 3:41 pm

.gif | FAIL! Faber Gets Left Hanging During UFC 177

During the UFC 177 PPV this past Saturday, Urijah Faber was looking on with his Team Alpha Male stablemates Chad Mendes and Joseph Benavidez. When Faber went for a fist bump, the other two left him hanging.

Aug 31, 2014 3:25 pm

Barao Doesn’t Blame Passing Out On Weight Cut

After Renan Barao was pulled from the UFC 177 main event against TJ Dillashaw just 45-minutes before weigh-ins were scheduled to start, rumors circled as to what the ‘medical reason’ was. Our sources on the ground close to Barao informed us that he passed out while cutting weight, however Barao insists that isn’t what happened....

Aug 31, 2014 3:20 pm

Dana White Guarantees Faber And Dillashaw Would Fight Eachother

“It’s no different than GSP and Rory Macdonald… You don’t run around saying ‘I’ll fight him tomorrow. I want his belt.’ and all these stuff. And all of these guys believe they can beat each other in the back of their minds, since they all train together.” “But when it all comes down to it,...

Aug 31, 2014 3:03 pm

UFC Pays Anthony Birchak And Scott Jorgensen Show And Win Money, Barao Earns $0.00

The UFC decided to pay Anthony Birchak and Scott Jorgensen their show and win money for UFC 177, despite neither fighter fighting. Birchak was supposed to fight Joe Soto on the card, however after Renan Barao withdrew from his rematch against TJ Dillashaw, the UFC moved Soto up to the main event, leaving Birchak without...

Aug 31, 2014 8:41 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighter’s React To Dillashaw’s KO Over Soto

Last night fight fans saw Joe Soto put forth a valiant effort while challenging TJ Dillashaw for the bantamweight title. Although the champ ultimately knocked Soto out in the 5th round, Soto put on an impressive performance that earned him the respect of everyone watching. Below we have compiled a list of Tweets from UFC...

Aug 31, 2014 8:07 am

QUICK TWITT | White Fires Back At Fan For UFC 177 PPV Snub

UFC President Dana White is never one to shy away from defending his promotion against fans who criticize the UFC’s decisions via social media. Last night Dana responded to a troll on Twitter who was taking shots at the quality of the UFC 177 card. @laralec STFU dork, who asked u to buy it? Did...

Aug 31, 2014 6:28 am

White: Barao May Need More than One Win to Earn Title Shot

Dana White was none too pleased when he heard that Renan Barao could not make weight for his championship bout at “UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto”. On Friday, he had mentioned that it was likely he would have to take another fight before stepping into the octagon for a title shot. During the “UFC 177”...

Aug 31, 2014 12:22 am

REPLAY! T.J. Dillashaw K.O.’s Soto In The Fifth

If you missed tonight’s “UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto” event, here’s some highlights from the evening’s featured bout between bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw and Joe Soto.