Last week, T.J. Dillashaw disclosed that there had been an adverse finding by USADA in another of his medication evaluations because of his struggle Henry Cejudo at UFC Brooklyn in January. Though perhaps not explicitly denying the usage of any banned substances, Dillashaw did say that he was disappointed and did not understand what happened to build the most positive test. As a consequence of the findings, Dillashaw chosen to vacate his title “out of fairness and esteem to the rest of the branch ” while he and his team try to eliminate the situation. However a crucial figure in the MMA community thinks that’s clearly a lie.

On his Believe You Me podcast,” recently announced UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping, after hinting that he knew more than he had been willing to discuss, contended that Dillashaw would not have abandoned his title if he had been innocent and that doing this was essentially an admission of guilt.

“I don’t even speak outside school. I don’t even tell stories out f*cking tale-telling time but that I ’m letting you know this, circle of hope or no motherf*cker relinquishes their belt out of respect for the rest of the division. It ain’t about the rest of the division, it’s going me. I’m gonna relinquish my belt once I destroy the competition and become the champion. I’m gonna relinquish my belt out of respect for your own rivalry. You just wouldn’t even do that. So that in itself – and I apologize when I’m erroneous – is almost an admittance of guilt. It is really.

“You would not relinquish your belt unless there was some kind of guilt and also you also realize you’re in a no-win circumstance. ”

Dillashaw developing and acknowledging the adverse finding and then relinquishing his title was unexpected. USADA doesn’t announce offenses before cases are resolved S O Dillashaw could possibly have cleared his name and retained his title without anybody knowing about the finding. Alternatively, by offering up the information methodically, accusations that had been thrown at him from his former team mates at Team alpha-male now appear to justify more credence and the “PED asterisk” will likely be attached to Dillashaw’s name and accomplishments for the rest of his career. It’SA brutal reality but one that Bisping asserts is a great thing for those who cheat in MMA.

“How to fool in this game, the danger is very, very real,” Bisping said. “I’ve the harms still for the afternoon. I’m not gont move into them, but I really do, by people taking steroids and unfaithful people. There’therefore supposed to be honor and also a particular ethical code when you struggle. ”

Dillashaw would probably have defended his bantamweight title this summer from the man who knocked him out in January,” Henry Cejudo, however now Dillashaw would be sitting in the sidelines while he tries to eliminate the circumstance, likely for at least annually. In the mean time, Cejudo will challenge Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title at UFC 238.


205. Jon Jones will defend his light heavyweight title contrary to Thiago Santos at UFC 239.

135. Amanda Nunes contributes to bantamweight to defend against Holly Holm at UFC 239.

135. Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes place for vacant bantamweight title struggle at UFC 238.

Inception. Dana White on Conor McGregor wanting equity in the UFC: ‘That’s not gont occur ’.

Reprimand. Jack Marshman obtained ‘proper warning’ out of British military for combating at UFC London.

Debut. Paige VanZant to make live commentating introduction for M1 Global on UFC Fight Pass.

Rounding up the best in non-UFC activity from last week.


The A-Side Live-chat.

Reach understand Sabina Mazo.

Top 5 finishes of Edson Barboza. You’ll never figure what’s numberone.

Justin Gaethje is a Mad Man.

Conor retiring.


Substantial Hands. Shooting a comprehensive appearance at the top kicking seminar that’s Barboza vs. Gaethje.

A Few Good Fights. Discussing UFC Nashville and also the forthcoming Battle of the Year candidate that this weekend.


This didn’t even have time to create momentum until Jones was already set to guard his title.