‘He’s a Cheap Shot Guy’ – Urijah Faber Opens Up on Why T.J. Dillashaw Cheated Against Henry Cejudo

Published 07/26/2021, 10:35 AM EDT
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)


T.J. Dillashaw returned to action for the first time in 2 years. The fighter faced Cory Sandhagen at the UFC Vegas 32 event and won via a split decision. Ever since that victory people from all over the world have been talking about the same. Recently Dillashaw’s former teammate Urijah Faber shared his views on the same.

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When asked to give his opinion on Dillashaw’s return, Faber explained why he thinks Dillashaw cheats and how he looked at his return.

He said, “He looked like the same guy. I mean look, in the aftermath of having the guy in the team and leaving the team. And me always being dark and all. I know a lot more stuff than those people do, about the whole situation. But the one thing I can say is the reason he’s cheating is that he’s a competitor. Not a fair competitor, like he’s a cheap shot guy but the guy’s whole intent and focus is to win.”

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“And you know someone’s a cheater because they don’t believe in themselves that one thing. But if someone does an actual assessment of what they need to gain, whether it be conditioning or strength or whatever, and then cheat because of that there’s a big difference. One’s a mental weakness, the other one is being crafty in cheating, to gain financial and fame, and whatever else. I mean he was able to do that.”

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Dillashaw was banned for 2 years in 2019, as they tested him positive for a performance-enhancing drug. The fighter had to give up his bantamweight title for the same reason. Even back then Faber had shared his views on why Dillashaw was banned and they had resonated with what he said in the latest interview.

Urijah Faber believes T.J. Dillashaw looked bigger in his fight against Cory Sandhagen

‘The California Kid’ has followed Dillashaw’s career closely and knows the fighter. Therefore, the fighter talked about how he thinks, Dillashaw looked bigger than before in his fight against Sandhagen.

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He said, “The lay-off I mean he used the time well and came back being the same guy he always has, just an older guy who has put on some size and whatever else he’s been doing throughout the years. He’s a bigger guy than when we started and I think that plays in his favor and he’s always a competitor. That’s a legit champion mentality guy when it comes to competing.”

Faber is absolutely right when he says Dillashaw has a winning mentality. Because since his return, the former champion has always talked about winning the title back and the victory against Sandhagen was the first step in doing so.

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Who do you think T.J. Dillashaw will face next? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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