Elevation Fight Team member Cory Sandhagen accused T.J. Dillashaw of spying on his opponent’s training sessions.
LFA-sponsored Justin Wetzell recently spoke to James Lynch about Cory Sandhagen’s preparations for the upcoming fight with T.J. Dillashaw this summer. In particular, Wetzell said that the ex-champion and his coach Dwayne Ludwig sent people to the gym to follow the progress of the training camp.
“Yeah, he had some Ludwig students come into our Friday sparring. I wasn’t there that day but I heard about this from other people. They were like, ‘Yeah, there’s these Ludwig affiliates and when Cory started sparring in the cage, they whipped out their phones and started recording.’ And then later on Instagram, they posted some sh * t on their story bragging, ‘Hey T.J. Dillashaw , we got these rounds for you, we’ve got it all recorded. ‘Yeah, it was just kind of, I dunno, ”Wetzell said.
Despite allegedly spying on Sandhagen and getting footage of his sparring, Wetzell doesn’t believe any of that will help as he sees his teammate getting his hand raised this summer.
“A little bit (surprising Team Dillashaw spied), but I don’t know man, it is what it is. I don’t think it’s really going to help, ”Wetzell said.
The winner of the Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw fight could very well figure into the UFC bantamweight title picture. UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling is currently on the sidelines after undergoing neck surgery, but the winner of Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw could potentially fight for the title when the champ returns. Otherwise, matchups against Rob Font or former champ Petr Yan make sense for the Sandhagen / Dillashaw winner.