For almost a year, T.J. Dillashaw contended for the chance to drop down to 125 pounds and struggle to the UFC flyweight title. When the UFC finally gave him the ability, he left the burden without difficulty but the struggle proved a lot more difficult as Henry Cejudo stopped him 32 seconds. Immediately following the struggle, Dillashaw was pleased with the results, calling the stoppage premature and saying the struggle was “stolen” from him and a week of added manifestation appears to have done little to shift his brain.

Discussing yesterday using Joe Rogan on The Joe Rogan Expertise MMA Show podcast, Dillashaw told Rogan he continues to be having a hard time accepting the loss, and sets the blame squarely on the shoulders of the “inexperienced” referee.

“It’s been demanding, person,&rdquo. “It’s a one to swallow on multiple reasons. He landed a fantastic shot [but] everything’s being spanked with the shooter that landed behind my ear… It was one of these shots that hits you about the head, right behind the ear. Not prohibited, we’re about our own feet, it’s valid nonetheless it’s one of those situations where it protects your own feet from under you. You’re 100 percent there but your equilibrium is away and he jumps …

“To be honest, I didn’t know who [the referee] was. I believe he’s really in experienced. Watching him ref, he was jumping around just as the commotion happened, searching for a reason to avoid that, almost… That’s the part that bugs me more. I was still there, it was an attempt that hit me behind the mind, and then a stoppage that is contentious, therefore that it ’s a person to swallow. ”

The man who stopped the struggle, Kevin Macdonald, has been refereeing MMA for 15 years and even teaches classes. That having been said, the stoppage was mainly seen as ancient by additional MMA refereeing luminaries and Dillashaw certainly considers that to chief factor in his loss. He categorically refutes the claims that cutting out an extra 10 pounds of weight had some detrimental effect in his body or operation.

“I looked like a tweaker,&rdquo. “I wouldn & rsquo, When I would & rsquo; t decided to lose all of the weight by the ending . However, I got my own body to six per body fat or five. While I lose such a thing at the conclusion, you’re going to view it. I’m certainly one of those guys that gains weight and wins.

“I felt the best I’t ever felt until I walked outside until the struggle. That’s another reason I’m so bitter about this thing, because I didn&; rsquo;t have to demonstrate the work I put in. I didn’t have that which he did together along with my physique and to reveal of the science supporting Sam Calavitta. I was stronger with this particular struggle than I was my Cody [Garbrandt] struggle. Than that I did my Cody struggle I walked two pounds heavier with this particular struggle. I weighed 149, Earlier I started warming up and that I felt great. ”

Dillashaw felt good he is still holding out hope for another shot at the title although after the struggle, Cejudo told Dillashaw that they could do it again.

“[My boss ] has been with Hunter [Campbell] and Dana [White] I really aspire to work out something soon, because I’ll fight tomorrow,&rdquo said. “rsquo & I;ll struggle with Henry at whatever weight he wants. Obviously I would prefer ’25 as of all the job, and I want to show I know this was a fluke, and very well what I & rsquo; t performing. ”

Of course, despite his own dreams to fall to 125, Dillashaw is the present winner of one of the very piled branches within the UFC and the bantamweight name will have to be defended at some time, however, Dillashaw is not as thinking about the challenges that await him there. Unless, of course, some thing happens this weekend in UFC Fortaleza if Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes rematch at the Primary occasion. They are next in line for Dillashaw if a number of those guys makes an impression.

“I’d say the one that plays a variable is Moraes and Assuncao, & rdquo . “rsquo & I;t conquered Assuncao also Moraes is looking good. However, rsquo Assuncao &;s got a win streak, therefore we’ll see. It depends if I struggle with Cejudo in & rsquo; 3-5 too. I don’t know what’s what. ”


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Bruce Buffer talking to Curt Menefee and Michael Irvin.

MMA Vivisection. Bogged down the primary card of UFC Fortaleza.

This seems promising…


Comment on the struggle is away.

Amanda seems okay with it.

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Laying the groundwork to twist Tony.





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T.J. Dillashaw is the Saints of MMA. Rather than emphasizing the causes he can control he caused him to get rid of (getting clipped, cutting on weight and nuking his brow, getting sat own three times in 20 minutes ) he’s gonna focus on the bad ref demand the remainder of time.

There’s a lot of fighting with activity this weekend, headlined by a UFC card that is great. Enjoy the conflicts and see y’all Monday.

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