TJ Dillashaw News
T.J. Dillashaw admits that retirement could be temporary: "I'm still the best guy in the weight class"
Josh Evanoff - August 8, 2023
TJ Dillashaw admits he's having a hard time dealing with retirement: "I'm to good to hang ‘em up"
Cole Shelton - April 12, 2023
Cory Sandhagen disappointed TJ Dillashaw fought Aljamain Sterling injured and held up the division: "I think that he showed a giant lack of compassion"
Cole Shelton - January 5, 2023
Former UFC champion TJ Dillashaw not ruling out an eventual return to fighting: “We’ll see how successful things turn out for me outside the cage”
Harry Kettle - December 16, 2022
Cody Garbrandt and Aljamain Sterling react to the news that former rival TJ Dillashaw retired from MMA: "Can't compete like a real man"
Cole Shelton - December 6, 2022
Former UFC champion TJ Dillashaw retires from MMA following recent shoulder surgery
Chris Taylor - December 5, 2022
Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has decided to call it a career according to his manager Tiki Ghosn. Dillashaw (17-5 MMA) most recently competed at October’s UFC 280 event in Abu Dhabi, where he challenged Aljamain Sterling for the promotions 135lbs title. The bout proved to be a one-sided contest, as ‘Killashaw’ had his shoulder pop out early in the opening round and was never able to recover from the injury. ‘Funkmaster‘ was able to take the fight to the floor with relative ease and proceeded to ground and pound Dillashaw to a second-round TKO victory.
TJ Dillashaw explains why he feels Aljamain Sterling is still the “most beatable champion” despite loss at UFC 280
Susan Cox - November 3, 2022
T.J. Dillashaw is explaining why he feels Aljamain Sterling is still ‘the most beatable champion’. Aljamain Sterling (22-3 MMA) decidedly defeated T.J. Dillashaw (18-5 MMA) on October 22nd at UFC 280.
TJ Dillashaw responds after MMA analyst suggests he committed “borderline fraud” at UFC 280: “Like I’m not being thrown under the bus enough”
Harry Kettle - November 3, 2022
TJ Dillashaw has responded to claims that what he did by fighting injured at UFC 280 was ‘borderline fraud’. At UFC 280, TJ Dillashaw was finished via TKO by Aljamain Sterling. Anyone who watched it, though, knows that isn’t even close to the full story.
TJ Dillashaw claps back at Cody Garbrandt after his recent callout: "How's that guy even still in the UFC?"
Cole Shelton - November 2, 2022
TJ Dillashaw says it makes no sense to face Cody Garbrandt when he returns from his shoulder injury. In the co-main event of UFC 280, Dillashaw was looking to reclaim the bantamweight title but suffered a second-round TKO loss to Aljamain Sterling. Just seconds into the fight, Dillashaw dislocated his shoulder and it kept popping out throughout the scrap.
Aljamain Sterling discusses TJ Dillashaw’s decision to fight injured at UFC 280: “It’s a testament to his arrogance”
Susan Cox - November 2, 2022
Cody Garbrandt calls for trilogy bout with bitter rival TJ Dillashaw: “EPO can’t save you anymore”
Fernando Quiles - October 30, 2022
Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt has put TJ Dillashaw on blast over recent comments post-UFC 280. Dillashaw’s recent title bout against Aljamain Sterling has been marred in controversy. It was quite clear early on in the fight that Dillashaw went into the bout with an injured shoulder. He was no match for Sterling due to the injury, and couldn’t really put up a fight.
TJ Dillashaw says he will be out another “year” following shoulder injury, vows to fight again
Cole Shelton - October 27, 2022
TJ Dillashaw will once again be back on the sidelines due to an injury. Dillashaw served a two-year USADA suspension from 2019 to 2021 and in his return fight he was booked against Cory Sandhagen. During that contest, TJ hurt his knee which kept him out of action for another year. He recently returned to face Aljamain Sterling for the bantamweight belt at UFC 280, but in the lead-up to the scrap, he dislocated his shoulder multiple times.
Anthony Smith says he’s disappointed in TJ Dillashaw as a person following UFC 280: “He sold wolf tickets”
Susan Cox - October 26, 2022
Anthony Smith says he is disappointed in T.J. Dillashaw as a person following UFC 280. Last Saturday, October 22nd, saw T.J. Dillashaw (18-5 MMA) meet Aljamain Sterling (22-3 MMA) in the co-main bantamweight fight in the Octagon. It was a second round TKO which saw Sterling successfully retain the title at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. In the process Sterling broke the UFC bantamweight record for the longest winning streak.
Cub Swanson explains why fighters choose to compete injured after TJ Dillashaw debacle at UFC 280
Harry Kettle - October 26, 2022
Cub Swanson has given his thoughts on why TJ Dillashaw decided to fight at UFC 280 despite his shoulder injury. While the record books may say that TJ Dillashaw lost via TKO to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 280, that doesn’t tell the full story.
Cub Swanson says TJ Dillashaw “couldn’t even lift his left arm” just a few weeks before fighting Aljamain Sterling at UFC 280
Josh Evanoff - October 25, 2022
Pros react after Aljamain Sterling TKO's TJ Dillashaw at UFC 280
Chris Taylor - October 22, 2022
Tonight’s UFC 280 event was co-headlined by a men’s bantamweight title fight featuring Aljamain Sterling taking on TJ Dillashaw. Sterling (22-3 MMA) entered the contest on a seven-fight winning streak, his latest being a split decision victory over Petr Yan at UFC 273. ‘Funkmaster’ had not tasted defeat since being brutally knocked out by Marlon Moraes in December of 2017.
UFC 280 Results: Aljamain Sterling TKO's TJ Dillashaw (Video)
Chris Taylor - October 22, 2022
Tonight’s UFC 280 event is co-headlined by a men’s bantamweight title fight featuring Aljamain Sterling taking on TJ Dillashaw. Sterling (22-3 MMA) will enter the contest on a seven-fight winning streak, his latest being a split decision victory over Petr Yan at UFC 273. ‘Funkmaster’ has not tasted defeat since being brutally knocked out by Marlon Moraes in December of 2017.
Cody Garbrandt shares surprising prediction for TJ Dillashaw vs. Aljamain Sterling title fight at UFC 280
Christopher Taylor - October 21, 2022
Cody Garbrandt has shared a surprising prediction for Saturday’s UFC bantamweight title fight between TJ Dillashaw and Aljamain Sterling. Dillashaw (17-4 MMA) and Sterling (21-3 MMA) are set to collide in the co-main event of UFC 280 tomorrow in Abu Dhabi.
UFC 280: 'Oliveira vs. Makhachev' Live Results and Highlights
Chris Taylor - October 21, 2022
The Octagon returns to Abu Dhabi for Saturday’s UFC 280 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev. Oliveira (33-8 MMA) will be looking to reclaim the UFC’s lightweight title when he takes to the Octagon this evening. ‘Do Bronx’ was most recently seen in action at May’s UFC 274 event, where he extended his current win streak to eleven in a row with a first-round submission victory over Justin Gaethje (see that here). However, because he missed weight by half a pound, Oliveira was forced to vacate the title and was ineligible to take it home that evening in Phoenix.
T.J. Dillashaw says Aljamain Sterling is going to get his "ass whupped by a cheater": "Test deez nuts"
Ryan Harkness - October 20, 2022
T.J. Dillashaw explains EPO use that cost him his bantamweight title: "I was a shell of a man"
Ryan Harkness - October 19, 2022
T.J. Dillashaw continues to take a lot of heat over a failed NYSAC drug test in 2019 for the performance enhancing drug EPO. Even after a two-year USADA suspension and another year and a half away getting knee surgery, MMA fans continue to hound Dillashaw with accusations that he was and probably still is a cheater. Dillashaw is currently set to face Aljamain Sterling for the bantamweight belt at UFC 280. It’s the same belt that Dillashaw held until his failed drug test. And in a new interview with BT Sport, Dillashaw explained how that EPO ended up in his system and why he took it.
UFC 280 | Pro fighters make their picks for Aljamain Sterling vs. TJ Dillashaw title fight
Cole Shelton - October 19, 2022
In the co-main event of UFC 280, the bantamweight title is up for grabs as Aljamain Sterling defends his strap against TJ Dillashaw. Heading into the fight, Sterling is a -184 favorite with the challenger being a +142 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their prediction for the scrap. The majority of pros believe Sterling will be able to mix in the wrestling to edge out a win to defend his bantamweight title.
Dana White praises TJ Dillashaw for owning up to his past PED use: “He handled it like a man”
Harry Kettle - October 19, 2022
UFC president Dana White has praised TJ Dillashaw for the way in which he handled being suspended due to his EPO use. In the wake of his loss to Henry Cejudo back in January 2019, TJ Dillashaw was handed a two-year suspension from mixed martial arts by USADA due to a positive drug test that indicated he had been using EPO.
TJ Dillashaw says the UFC struggled to make a highlight tape for Aljamain Sterling: “Because he has no f***ing highlights!”
Harry Kettle - October 19, 2022
TJ Dillashaw has lashed out at Aljamain Sterling‘s fight style ahead of their UFC 280 collision this weekend. In the co-main event of UFC 280 on Saturday night, TJ Dillashaw will attempt to become a three-time UFC bantamweight champion when he challenges Aljamain Sterling for the gold. It’s no secret that these two men haven’t had the nicest of things to say about one another but even with that being the case, there still seems to be some level of respect for each other’s games.
Photo | TJ Dillashaw is absolutely shredded for UFC 280 title fight with Aljamain Sterling: "I'm in the best shape of my life"
Jeffrey Walter - October 18, 2022
TJ Dillashaw believes Aljamain Sterling is "willing to give up", plans to make him "quit" at UFC 280
Cole Shelton - October 18, 2022
TJ Dillashaw thinks Aljamain Sterling is willing to quit and he plans to make that happen at UFC 280. Dillashaw is set to fight in the co-main event of the pay-per-view card on Saturday in Abu Dhabi as he’s looking to reclaim his belt against Sterling who’s the current champ. In the lead-up to the fight, both men have taken shots at one another which has only added to the excitement of the bout, and now Dillashaw is expecting Sterling to quit.
Brendan Schaub believes T.J. Dillashaw's drug test history is overblown heading into UFC 280: "The guys that he was fighting were also on some s**t"
Josh Evanoff - October 18, 2022
Brendan Schaub believes fans shouldn’t hold T.J. Dillashaw’s PED history against him. The former bantamweight champion has been out of action since his win over Cory Sandhagen last July. That victory was an important one for Dillashaw, as he hadn’t won a fight since 2018. The reasoning was that he was on the sidelines due to a drug test failure.