WOW! T.J Dillashaw Looks to be in Insane Shape as He Gears Up for UFC Return

Published 02/10/2021, 8:20 AM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 04: TJ Dillashaw celebrates after his knockout victory over Cody Garbrandt in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 227 event inside Staples Center on August 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC champion T.J Dillashaw is primed to make his way back under the bright lights any time soon. Dillashaw’s coach, Tyler Wombles, shared a video grab on his social media that sees T.J Dillashaw shred through a pad session. He was cleared to compete in mid-January 2021 after being popped by USADA for EPO banned substance usage.

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The post is a reflection of T.J Dillashaw’s motivation to make sure he reaches the very heights of the sport once again. When he came in around two years ago due to his transgressions, there was plenty on the horizon. Moreover, Coach Wombles also subscribes to the idea that Dillashaw’s emphatic return is right around the corner.

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Through it all, the 16-4 believes he has what it takes to rise to the occasion and take what he believes he deserves. There are plenty of viable match-ups for T.J Dillashaw, and it’s just a matter of time until he comes back. Perhaps the primary point of focus lies in his preparation, which is clearly underway in a considerable manner.

T.J Dillashaw: Championship mindset

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The former Team Alpha Male product has some of the most iconic victories under his belt during his UFC run. He captured the belt in dominant fashion by scalping wins over Renan Barao and Cody Garbrandt on separate moments in his career. Moreover, he found a way to continue elevating his striking with each new appearance.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: TJ Dillashaw reacts during his UFC bantamweight championship bout against Cody Garbrandt during the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

However, the fight game has changed drastically and a large number of new faces are now at the forefront. Chiefly, Petr Yan is a new face who wasn’t even in the picture back when T.J Dillashaw was streaking. Despite the changes, his old foes in Dominick Cruz, Cody Garbrandt, and Uriah Faber are all very much still around.

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No Mercy’ Yan is set to defend his strap against top-ranked bantamweight Aljamain Sterling to round out the first quarter. T.J Dillashaw will have his eyes closely affixed on the match-up as he attempts to recapture UFC gold. Furthermore, his name value will likely elevate his position and allow him to fight for the undisputed title next.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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