UFC bantamweight competitor TJ Dillashaw states he’s been informed by the promo that he is next in line to eliminate for the 135 pounds title.
Dillashaw beat Cory Sandhagen through split choice in his go back to the Octagon back in July. For Dillashaw, it was his very first battle considering that losing to Henry Cejudo at UFC on ESPN 1 in January2019 Obviously, that battle occurred at 125 pounds, when Dillashaw was trying to end up being a two-division champ. The 135 pounds promote at the time, Dillashaw left his title after he evaluated favorable for performance-enhancing drugs. After serving his restriction for 2 years, Dillashaw had the ability to return and he got a substantial win over Sandhagen. By beating Sandhagen, Dillashaw was anticipated to get the next title chance at 135 pounds after the champ Aljamain Sterling and his competing Petr Yan had their rematch occur at UFC 267.
However, Sterling is presently on the rack with a neck injury, and the UFC medical professionals didn’t clear him to combat. With Sterling out, it was natural that Dillashaw vs. Yan was the next battle, however Dillashaw is not yet recovered up following the injuries he suffered versus Sandhagen. With Dillashaw not available, the UFC hired Rob Font to deal with Yan in an interim title battle at UFC 267, however that battle didn’t take place due to the fact that Font had actually COVID-19 and could not take the battle. Sandhagen got the call and he battles Yan later on this month for the interim belt. It’s anticipated the winner of that battle merges the belt versus Sterling.
Dillashaw, nevertheless, states he has actually been informed other things by the UFC. According to the previous champ, who was just recently a visitor on “The MMA Hour,” the UFC has actually informed him that he will be next in line for the bantamweight title shot, no matter who is holding the belt. Dillashaw confessed that he would likewise be open to battling Jose Aldo next.
” From what I’ve been informed, I’m defending the belt next, no matter what that belt is,” Dillashaw stated (through MMANews). “So that’s kinda where my frame of mind’s at today. Sh t, it’s Jose Aldo. Jose Aldo, to me, is an all-time legend. It’s tough to believe about not taking (that) battle if it’s used to you. I’m combating for the belt next is what I’ve been informed.”
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