‘Wait in Line Cheater’ – Henry Cejudo and Petr Yan Gang up on TJ Dillashaw after recent comments

Published 12/03/2020, 12:56 PM EST
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)


TJ Dillashaw is ready to make his return to the Octagon as soon as his suspension is up in January next year. He reminded everyone that he never lost the belt which Henry Cejudo and Petr Yan held after him. However, both Yan and Cejudo fired back at Dillashaw for claiming that they were never the true champs of the division.

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In a recent interview, Dillashaw cleared that he never lost the 135-pound belt. Both the subsequent champions, Henry Cejudo and Petr Yan, won the belt by defeating fighters who weren’t champions. Cejudo defeated Marlon Moraes while Yan overcame former featherweight champ Jose Aldo to capture the bantamweight gold.

Therefore, Dillashaw is adamant that his position at the top of the division is still intact. However, Yan and Cejudo beg to differ with the former Team Alpha Male member and even went after him on social media.

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“This deserves a lol Face with tears of joy! At least @TJDillashaw gets it, not like flavor stunt double @funkmasterMMA who wants to butter up @PetrYanUFC potato head. Skip him and give it to TJ. And I might just make a comeback. In all you guys all suck! merry Christmas,” Cejudo wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the current champ Petr Yan addressed Dillashaw as a “cheater” and told him to “wait in line”.

TJ Dillashaw can be just a win away from getting back into the title mix

The former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was one of the best fighters on the UFC roster. However, things went downhill for him after he dropped down to flyweight in search of a second belt. Not only did he lose the fight against Cejudo within the first minute, but he also tested positive for EPO in both pre and post-fight drug tests.

This led to the New York State Athletic Commission handing him a ban for one year retroactive from January 2019. Later on, USADA extended the ban for two years. Dillashaw accepted the ban and also took full blame for the failed drug test.

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Consequently, his suspension will end next month. Having been away from the sport for two years, Dillashaw will have to take care of ring rust. On top of it, the bantamweight division is full of contenders who will be willing to fight a former champ in Dillashaw. One such contender is Cory Sandhagen, who is up to fight Dillashaw in his return.

If Dillashaw racks up a quality performance over a top contender like Sandhagen, he will be very close to regaining the belt that he has already held twice.

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Rishabh Singh is an MMA author at EssentiallySports since 2020. An engineer in the making, his love for combat sports began by watching Anderson Silva light people up inside the Octagon. When he isn't busy in his technical pursuits, he is an avid reader with a love for sports in general and sporting history in particular.

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