Since Garbrandt isn’t the team’s leader, and isn’t in the title shot mix just yet, there’s been a lot more attention focused on how the split affected Urijah Faber’s relationship with Dillashaw. But, since Garbrandt is a member of TAM, and fights at 135, he continues to field questions about the situation.
Recently Garbrandt spoke to UFC.com in advance of his bout Sunday with Augusto Mendes, and he stated this:
“…I’m not mad at TJ [Dillashaw] or hate him or anything, but I do think it was kind of f-d up what he did. I mean one week we are having a conversation with him after the dust up on The Ultimate Fighter and he’s all talking about how he’s with Team Alpha Male and this and that. A week later he comes back and says he’s leaving.
“We’ve all cross trained somewhere else during our time at TAM but we’ve always been a team. What TJ did was something completely different and it only would have continued to cause problems. We have a positive crew there and I could not care less that he’s gone. I’m gunning for that title, no doubt about it.”
If Garbrandt continues to rack up wins, there’s a good chance he’ll meet Dillashaw in the cage at some juncture.