T.J. Dillashaw: UFC gave Cody a rematch because they've invested a lot in him.

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  1. KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    Before their rematch, Dillashaw said that Garbrandt got the opportunity because “he’s willing to make a fool of himself,” but now that the rivalry is settled, the bantamweight champion says that actually Garbrandt got the rematch because the UFC was invested in the former champion, and even though he’s now stopped Garbrandt twice, he is waiting for the UFC to give Garbrandt another at beating him.


    “We agreed to [a fight with Demetrious Johnson] but then he had to get shoulder surgery and so the UFC was like, ‘We don’t know how long he’s gonna be out, we want you to fight Cody,’” Dillashaw said on the latest edition of Brendan Schaub’s Below the Belt. “I’m still waiting for a phone call right now from my manager saying, ‘Man, the UFC wants you to fight Cody again. They think it was a fluke.’ [Laughs]. You know what I mean?

    “I’m just kidding. The UFC’s put so much money and time into that kid, they loved him. They were hard for that kid. They wanted to pump him up. Even the Embeddeds coming up to this fight - I’m the world f**king champion and it’s about him! Dude, it’s f**king ridiculous. I’m just waiting for this phone call saying, ‘They want you to fight Cody again.’ Sweet! Pay me some more money, I’ll knock his ass out again.”

    With a third match-up with Garbrandt unlikely, Dillashaw can get down to the business of defending his title in one of the most talent-stacked divisions in MMA. Bantamweight currently has a backlog of worthy contenders who have been waiting on their shot at the belt, none more vocal than the former champion and man who dethroned Dillashaw the first time, Dominick Cruz, who has been calling for a title shot with Dillashaw since his win. The only problem there is that Cruz hasn’t fought since he lost the belt to Garbrandt at UFC 207. Still Dillashaw is willing to fight Cruz, if “The Dominator” proves his worth first.

    “The one thing I have against Cruz is he feels entitled,” Dillashaw said. “He feels entitled to this rematch. You haven’t been active. If you’ve been active, sure you deserve the title match. But you want to be sidelined for two years saying you’re ‘injured’ [makes quotations with his fingers] and then all of a sudden I’m looking for a contender and you’re like, ‘Oh, I’m ready.’ You just want to pass murderers row up. You don’t want to challenge yourself whatsoever. To me it’s a little p*ssy move. ‘Oh, I’m hurt.’ Sure, maybe you were hurt but go out there and prove yourself. Go out there and beat Marlon Moraes and let’s do this dance.”

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  2. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Well, TBF...that might be true.
    Cody has.....neck tattoo.
     
  3. mbffm Yellow Belt

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    They will still invest. For example into a a laser treatment for tattoo-removal, now that Codys UFC career is over...
     
  4. IndyCovaHart Gold Belt

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    I agree with him.

    Dominick can easily sit on his announcers paycheck indefinitely until he feels like stepping in when the opportunity comes.

    Dom vs. Assuncao.
     
  5. Tntnicks Blue Belt

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    Dom can ask for anything he wants, if the UFC lets him have it then thats the next fight. Dillashaw acts like Dom makes the fights. He may not like it but I dont like my coworkers but I go to work to get PAID. So if hes easy money, go get some
     
  6. Odoylerules4lyf The Salacious One

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    This is definitely the fight to make.

    Nothing Assuncao can do can earn him a title shot, and frankly nobody thinks he has a chance against TJ at this point anyways. If Assuncao can get through Cruz though that's the kind of win that won't be downplayed and can finally get him his shot .

    On the other hand Assuncao is 11-1 at bantamweight, and has been beating top ten guys,despite the UFC not making the fight, he's clearly the number one contender. If Cruz can come back and beat him then he can basically steal his mojo and place himself immediately into the title picture while simultaneously derailing Assuncao, a guy the UFC wants to not only keep away from the title but off the main card.
     
  7. campbecc Gold Belt

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    So he confirmed what DJ said. He had agreed to fight TJ, was injured then when he was ready DJ and TJ wanted the fight but the UFC wanted TJ to fight Cody instead.
     
  8. Streeter Red Belt

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    Only shot Cody had is to fight MM next or Win belt from Cejudo then fight an brat mm. Then he gets 3rd crack at TJ
     
  9. hot carl Gold Belt

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    It certainly appears that he is right.
     
  10. peterparker66 Black Belt

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    Poster here will still shit on DJ and call I'm a duck and a boring fighter no matter the facts .
     
  11. Krixes The Undefeated Gaul Platinum Member

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    This a 1000000% true regarding Cruz, he acts like a silver spoon.
     
  12. orca P4P #1 Machida fan

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    Mm ducks him
     
  13. ThulsaDooom Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Bingo. And certain people here will still say TJ or DJ or both ducked the fight.
     

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