Faber elected to kick Dillashaw out of the all-star team back in 2015, after the former bantamweight champ opted to go train in Colorado. It didn’t end there, however, as Faber and Dillashaw proceeded to go at it through the media, and eventually Garbrandt jumped into the fray too.
Well, fast forward to today, and Garbrandt is expected to face his rival Dillashaw on November 4th at UFC 217. Both the bantamweight champ and Faber were guests on a recent episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience“, and not surprisingly, Dillashaw came up. Faber has accused Dillashaw of hurting sparring partners in the past, and during the show, he repeated that claim again (quote via MMA Fighting):
“T.J. was never the best teammate,” said Faber. “He would try to hurt people. He’s a very competitive guy and he has a temper.”
“There’s no secret about T.J.” added Faber. “We talked about it when he was still on the team that he had to be reeled in a little bit. He’s got a temper. [That’s why we called him] Killashaw, Dillashank. It was his thing.”
Of course, Dillashaw likely has his own side on all this, and almost certainly would disagree. Despite all the bad blood between Faber, Garbrandt and Dillashaw, “No Love” conceded that Dillashaw is a ridiculously, talented fighter:
“I don’t respect him as a person but it doesn’t mean I don’t respect him as a fighter. The guy is skillful, he’s mean as f**k, and he’s gonna bring a fight that’s gonna be what I love. . .
“He’s a bad motherf**ker. He was ranked in the pound-for-pound top 10 before. He’s a killer. I’m gonna catapult my career with him.”
That’s a fight that should definitely be on your can’t miss list.