The UFC held a press conference Thursday, in advance of the promotion’s all-star card on Saturday, and once again, Cody Garbrandt had some choice words for his former teammate T.J. Dillashaw.
Since Dillashaw’s well documented split from Team Alpha Male, Garbrandt has repeatedly accused the former champ of being a dirty fighter. Those claims have also come from TAM founder Urijah Faber, and UFC vet Chris Holdsworth, who just this week, accused Dillashaw of concussing him with an illegal knee when they were training partners. Not only that, but Holdsworth referred to Dillashaw as a “cheater”, and claimed the latter took “special supplements”.
Well, at yesterday’s press conference, the thinly veiled, PED accusations were brought up, and during an exchange, Garbrandt said this (quote via MMA Fighting):
“You showed everyone how to do it on Team Alpha Male.”
Dillashaw responded with this sarcastic comment:
“Yeah, I’m on everything. They test me every day, so I’m on everything.”
“It’s all happening at the perfect time, when it came out, the week of the fight,” added Dillashaw, who also denied injuring Holdsworth a couple of years back. “Like, c’mon man, this is all super predictable.”
So, clearly things aren’t settling down as UFC 217 nears, despite the fact Dillashaw tried to distance himself from the feud once more. At one point, Dillashaw said he doesn’t understand the “animosity” from Garbrandt, before asking the bantamweight champ if he needs to hold his hand and “tuck him in at night”. Obviously that comment isn’t going to diffuse tensions,
After the event, Dillashaw also sent out this tweet:
So now I’m a drug lord? And all of TAM admits to being on steroids! Codys not the sharpest tool in the shed, but definitely a tool! https://t.co/3LH2D9sRcX
— TJ Dillashaw (@TJDillashaw) November 2, 2017
Considering all the drama and insults that have been traded over the last year and more, it will be really interesting to see how things unfold on Saturday. Leading up to Garbrandt’s bout with Dominick Cruz last December, the latter repeatedly trashed him in interviews, and “No Love” seemed extremely emotional and even unhinged. But during fight night, Garbrandt painted an absoulte masterpiece.
UFC 217 will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.