Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw returns to the Octagon as he takes on rising bantamweight star Cory Sandhagen this Saturday. They will be headlining the UFC Vegas 32 fight card, and the outcome of that fight will greatly affect the bantamweight title image.
TJ Dillashaw sat down with ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto to talk about his comeback, among other things. Okamoto asked Dillashaw about his plans if he defeated Sandhagen. When asked if he would wait for the title fight after winning at UFC Vegas 32, Dillashaw replied:
“I really want that title fight then, but I’m just going to come back and I think that’s the real title fight anyway, beating Sandhagen. For me, I’m going to treat him like I’m fighting the best. , just like I did when I thought I beat Cruz. “
TJ Dillashaw was referring to his split decision loss to Dominick Cruz. He lost his belt but captured it against his fierce rival and former teammate Cody Garbrandt.
“I was fighting the number one contenders while he was fighting the number five and eight. I will do the same, I will fight the Rob Fonts. I will fight the guys who are in the top five if I have to,” Dillashaw mentioned. .
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Dillashaw also added that he would like to get the belt back as soon as possible. This is not immediately possible, as current champion Aljamain Sterling is recovering from a neck injury. Dillashaw opened up about the rematch between Yan and Sterling and said:
“I mean, it really depends on when this fight is going to take place. I would like to get that belt back ASAP. But if Aljamain has to take longer because of his neck, then I could fight someone. more. I don’t want to sit too long. “
Watch the full interview here:
TJ Dillashaw makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon on Saturday, July 24, 2021, against No.2 bantamweight Cory Sandhagen in the main event of UFC Vegas 32.
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