Kevin Holland Destroys TJ Dillashaw on Twitter Banter

Published 12/22/2020, 5:00 AM EST


The bantamweight division is at an extremely interesting point right now. Petr Yan is the champion and has looked good ever since he made his debut for the UFC. However, there is a host of up-and-coming talent ready to take his throne. 

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The likes of Aljamain Sterling, Cory Sandhagen, Cody Garbrandt among others have had amazing performances in their last fights, respectively. The addition of former champion T.J. Dillashaw only spices things up in the division. 

‘Funkmaster’ is set to take on ‘No Mercy’ for the title early next year. The winner of that fight will have a host of opponents waiting in line. This is sure to cause a dilemma with the UFC matchmakers. 

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Read: “Needles are a hell of a drug”- Aljamain Sterling hits back at TJ Dillashaw’s recent claims 

TJ Dillashaw faces criticism from fellow UFC fighters for his recent statements

At UFC Vegas 17, the likes of Jose Aldo and Rob Font secured impressive wins against their opponents. Following their wins, both men called out T.J. Dillashaw in their post-fight interviews. Font and Aldo are just two of the many fighters that have called out the former champion 

In response to call outs, Dillashaw put out a tweet that was met with a lot of criticism from his fellow UFC fighters. Kevin Holland took to Twitter to hit back at Dillashaw.

He tweeted, “Dog if this was like NCAA sports your ‘titles’ would have been wiped out of the record books.  #cmonman my money is with  @funkmasterMMA in that division.”

Dog if this was like NCAA sports your ‘titles’ would have been wiped out of the record books. #cmonman my money is with @funkmasterMMA in that division. https://t.co/llDsQxql8R

— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) December 20, 2020

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Dillashaw last fought in January 2019 when he challenged Henry Cejudo for the flyweight belt. Following his fight, he failed the drug test and was found guilty of using PEDs. This meant that the former champion was handed a two-year ban and will be eligible for a return next month. 

Despite having tested positive and tarnished his reputation, Dillashaw remains a fine fighter. He will be an excellent addition to a division brimming with talent at the moment. 

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 19: TJ Dillashaw reacts after his loss to Henry Cejudo in their flyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Barclays Center on January 19, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

What do you make of Kevin Holland’s comments? Who do you think T.J. Dillashaw should fight on his return to the UFC? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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