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TJ Dillashaw Accused of Taking Performance-Enhancing Drugs Ahead of UFC 280


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Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw misplaced his belt after popping for performance-enhancing medicine in 2019, and present 135-pound king Aljamain Sterling believes he’s nonetheless utilizing them.

Sterling and Dillashaw are set to conflict for “The Funk Grasp’s” strap throughout the UFC 280 co-main occasion on October 22 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Dillashaw returned to motion in July 2021 after serving a two-year suspension for testing constructive for Erythropoietin (EPO). It was a successful return for Dillashaw as he bested top-ranked contender Cory Sandhagen through unanimous resolution in an exhilarating five-round affair.

Throughout the bout, Dillashaw suffered a knee harm. He underwent surgical procedure, which sidelined him for months.

And as soon as the previous bantamweight champion recovered, the UFC determined to fit him in for Sterling’s second title protection.

Sterling Thinks Dillashaw Is Utilizing PED’s, Has ‘Made Peace With It’

Forward of their championship battle, Sterling was interviewed by Submission Radio. And through it, The Funk Grasp shared his take that Dillashaw remains to be utilizing banned substances. And in response to Sterling, he’s “made peace” with the concept of it forward of UFC 280.

“If I needed to make a prediction, I’d say there’s undoubtedly little question in my thoughts that that man’s discovering some sort of physician or little micro-dosing or no matter, nonetheless that s*** works,” Sterling mentioned (h/t MMA Junkie). “I assure you he’s discovering some sort of option to get an edge as soon as once more, as he’s executed his total UFC profession. So I already made peace with it. So, on the finish of the day, it’s what it’s.

“Like, I made the acknowledgment that I’m gonna step into there with this man understanding that there’s a excessive likelihood of this occurring. And it’s what it’s, man. I really feel like this isn’t gonna be the primary man I fought that’s been on some (dietary supplements), some additional supps. So, I feel my arduous work and talent set is sufficient to get the job executed earlier than, and I feel it will probably get the job executed once more.”

‘Somebody’s Gonna Look Very, Very Silly,’ Sterling Promised

Sterling continued along with his ideas on Dillashaw, evaluating his UFC 280 opponent to his earlier, Petr Yan.

“On the finish of the day, his utilization of PEDs received’t make his battle IQ higher,” The Funk Grasp mentioned. “And I don’t suppose he’s fought anybody with my sort of fashion. He might say no matter he needs when it comes to it’s a simple battle, ‘Hanging is embarrassing,’ all these items he’s saying. Like I mentioned, the trash speak, somebody’s obtained to eat their phrases, and somebody’s gonna look very, very silly.

“And I simply actually don’t suppose it’s gonna be me. The identical factor with Petr Yan calling me a rooster, I’m a coward and all these items. And I’m like, ‘Dude, I didn’t get right here accidentally.’ So, should you suppose all these items that you simply need to say, uh, I imply, there’s a technique we’re gonna discover out is gonna be in a few weeks. So once more, I simply make peace with it.”

Sterling didn’t go with out sharing some reward for Dillashaw, calling him “one of many best of all time within the bantamweight division.”



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