TJ Dillashaw believes Conor McGregor tries to justify his UFC 264 loss with “reasons” that are making it hard for him to support the Irishman.
The 35-year-old wanted to stand up for the title two times ago when he hit bottom, but couldn’t find enough reasons to do so.
After losing a trilogy match to Dustin Poirier, McGregor announced that he entered the octagon with a stress fracture in his leg. ‘The Notorious’ relies heavily on his foot kicks during interactions with Poirier. In the dying seconds of the first round, McGregor suffered a terrible broken leg, ending the fight between rounds.
Speaking to Brendan Schaub during an episode of Food Truck Diaries, TJ Dillashaw was asked if he thought McGregor would make a successful comeback. The 35-year-old man replied:
“I don’t know, man. He (Conor McGregor) is digging his own grave right now. He keeps putting these videos out, making excuses, making himself look like an idiot. I want to support him right now because he is at his lowest level. I didn’t want to support him when he was at his peak. I want to support him right now because he is at his lowest level and what he has done for sport. But he is making it difficult. He looks like a slut. “
TJ Dillashaw thinks McGregor’s reputation could suffer if he continues to make “excuses” after his second consecutive loss Poirier.
The former bantamweight champion added that even if McGregor suffered a stress fracture while attending UFC 264, it wasn’t the ideal time for him to reveal it.
TJ Dillashaw will face Cory Sandhagen at UFC Vegas 32
TJ Dillashaw will return to the octagon after more than two years as he challenges Cory Sandhagen at UFC Vegas 32.
He last fought Henry Cejudo for the flyweight title but was unsuccessful in his attempt to usurp ‘Triple C’. Dillashaw later tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO), paving the way for a two-year suspension.
Dillashaw is currently not ranked at bantamweight. However, a win over Sandhagen would put him back straight at the top.
Meanwhile, ‘The Sandman’ is having two strong victories over Marlon Moraes and Frankie Edgar. If the 29-year-old manages to derail TJ Dillashaw’s return, he is certain to win a title against winner Aljamain Sterling vs. Peter Yan 2.