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TJ Dillashaw says rude about Cory Sandhagen. UFC bantamweight star TJ Dillashaw says his former training partner Cory Sandhagen has been acting like a “douche” lately.
TJ Dillashaw has not fought since January 2019, when he suffered a first round TKO defeat to Henry Sejudo at the UFC on ESPN + 1 in an unsuccessful attempt to win the UFC flyweight title. After this fight, Dillashaw tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. He gave up the belt shortly thereafter and was suspended from USADA for two years. After serving a two-year ban, Dillashaw is now finally returning to return to the Octagon, and he will do so on May 8 when he faces Cory Sandhagen in the main event. The winner of this fight is expected to receive a UFC difficult bantamweight title fight.
Speaking to ESPN before returning to the UFC, TJ Dillashaw picked up a few words for his former training partner Cory Sandhagen. While admitting that he likes “The Sandman” as a person and respects the coaches of the Elevation Fight Team, Dillashaw also believes that Sandhagen is acting like a “douche” when promoting the fight.
“He’s become a little bit of a douche lately, talking that sh*t which he’s gotta do, that’s the name of the game, but I like Cory Sandhagen. I like all of his coaches, I like Elevation Fight Team, but that’s the business. We’re gonna get out there, we’re gonna handle it, and I’m gonna come back and get my belt,” Dillashaw said (h/t MMAMania.com).
Dillashaw is looking forward to getting into the Octagon and throwing down with Sandhagen, and he hopes the win will lead to a 135-lb UFC title shot.
“I love this fight. He’s got a lot of hype behind him. He’s had two good wins, people are blowing him up right now but it’s such a good fight for me to get right back on top, right where I left off. I’ll have the belt around my waist by the end of the year,” Dillashaw said.