‘He’s Looking Such an A****le’- TJ Dillashaw Thinks Conor McGregor Looks Like an ‘Idiot’ for Making Excuses After Loss

Published 07/19/2021, 8:50 AM EDT


Former 2-time UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw believes Conor McGregor is doing himself no good after giving excuses via several videos about his UFC 264 loss. The Irishman lost to Dustin Poirier after snapping his leg in the dying seconds of round 1.

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After his surgery, McGregor posted a video on his Instagram account where he revealed he had stress fractures that ultimately led to his downfall against Poirier. During his match, he used several leg kicks on ‘The Diamond’ and aggravated it more.

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In an interview with Brendan Schaub on the episode Food Truck Diaries, Dillashaw responded to the question of McGregor making a successful return.

“I don’t know, man,” Dillashaw said. “He’s (Conor) digging himself into a hole right now. He keeps putting these videos out, making excuses, make himself look like an idiot.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates after knocking out Donald Cerrone in their welterweight fight during the UFC 246 event at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

“I want to back the guy now because he’s at his lowest low. I didn’t want to back him when he’s at the top (and) I want to back him now because he’s at the lowest low and what he has done for the sport. But he’s making it tough. He’s looking such an as***le.”

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McGregor won’t be competing at least for a year now. He had an intramedullary rod inserted in the tibia, along with a small plate and screws attached to the fibula. For a few weeks, he will be on crutches before the recovery process starts.

What’s next for TJ Dillashaw?

Dillashaw (16-4) will make his long-awaited return to the octagon to face Cory Sandhagen at UFC Vegas 32. The American last featured in a match 2 years ago.

He fought Henry Cejudo at UFC Fight Night 143 and lost via TKO inside round one. He tested positive for EPO and was subsequently banned by USADA for 2 years.

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The former champion will look for a title fight opportunity after picking up a win against ‘The Sandman’. The latter, though, is currently riding a 2 fight win streak. His victories have come against Marlon Moraes and Frankie Edgar, respectively.

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There is an impending rematch between the current bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling and former champion Petr Yan. A win over Dillashaw will put Sandhagen directly in contention to fight the winner of the aforementioned battle.

It will be interesting to see how Dillashaw performs against Sandhagen after a long layoff.

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What did you make of Dillashaw’s comments on McGregor?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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