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Breaking: Dillashaw Ready To Accept Garbrandt Fight, Asks The UFC For More Money

Postby 770 » Feb 5. 2018, 17:37

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Ever since UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway pulled out of UFC 222, reports have been spreading that a rematch between Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw has been targeted for the replacement main event.
Now it would appear that the UFC bantamweight champion is interested in the match up for the right price.
UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw first offered a series of reasons as to why he would not take the short notice fight, mentioning his newly born child and the fact that he has not been training.
However, Dillashaw, at the time of this report, is sitting down with Luke Thomas on Sirius XM’s The Luke Thomas Show to discuss the possibility of taking the fight.
Speaking to Thomas, Dillashaw revealed that he would fight “No Love” at UFC 222 if the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) financially made it worth while for him.
The fighter also revealed that he has an injury and has not been training.
So far, this fight was originally known as a lock, then Dillashaw’s head coach injected himself into the negotiations, and halted his fighter from taking the bout.
Garbrandt has agreed to the fight, and has a pregnant wife at home. He’s not training and also revealed he is dealing with an injury as well.
The UFC needs a replacement main event for the UFC 222 fight card, or they risk another pay-per-view cancellation.
But will they cough up the money?
Stay tuned….

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Re: Breaking: Dillashaw Ready To Accept Garbrandt Fight, Asks The UFC For More Money

Postby Holeydel » Feb 5. 2018, 18:19

Hard to know what to think of this. TJ doesn't want to fight, hasn't been training, is injured and is looking after a new born. It's completely understandable that he would turn down the offer. To now turn around and say he'll fight for a boat load of bread, I guess he's taking an opportunity to do a cash grab without caring less if the UFC brass say no.

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Re: Breaking: Dillashaw Ready To Accept Garbrandt Fight, Asks The UFC For More Money

Postby 770 » Feb 5. 2018, 18:57

Holeydel wrote:Hard to know what to think of this. TJ doesn't want to fight, hasn't been training, is injured and is looking after a new born. It's completely understandable that he would turn down the offer. To now turn around and say he'll fight for a boat load of bread, I guess he's taking an opportunity to do a cash grab without caring less if the UFC brass say no.

Only problem with that is, TJ hasn't even defended that belt yet and this is now what we are seeing from other weight division champions. They are all pricing themselves out for a money fight. This makes the UFC say "f**k you!" and only robs the fans of seeing them fight as often as THEY'd like.
Ever since McGregor came on the scene, this is all you see from division champs. It's killing the sport tbh :roll:

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Re: Breaking: Dillashaw Ready To Accept Garbrandt Fight, Asks The UFC For More Money

Postby hippielove » Feb 5. 2018, 21:52

What about the Demetrious Johnson super fight?  :| 
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Re: Breaking: Dillashaw Ready To Accept Garbrandt Fight, Asks The UFC For More Money

Postby Holeydel » Feb 6. 2018, 02:27

770 wrote:
Holeydel wrote:Hard to know what to think of this. TJ doesn't want to fight, hasn't been training, is injured and is looking after a new born. It's completely understandable that he would turn down the offer. To now turn around and say he'll fight for a boat load of bread, I guess he's taking an opportunity to do a cash grab without caring less if the UFC brass say no.

Only problem with that is, TJ hasn't even defended that belt yet and this is now what we are seeing from other weight division champions. They are all pricing themselves out for a money fight. This makes the UFC say "f**k you!" and only robs the fans of seeing them fight as often as THEY'd like.
Ever since McGregor came on the scene, this is all you see from division champs. It's killing the sport tbh :roll:

On one hand he is offering to defend & save an event, so I respect him for that. The compensation he'd receive would be easily covered by PPV purchases as a result of TJ vs Cody 2. That said, it's an opportunistic moment. Generally speaking you're 100% right in how he's holding up the division for a July fight with DJ. TJ hasn't earned it in my opinion. DJ has, which is why he should move up but TJ still has the Rivera & Marlon question to answer before he can go running off elsewhere. 


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