MMA Fighters React To TJ Dillashaw’s Retirement

MMA fighters flocked to social media on Monday following news that former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw had informed the promotion of his retirement. Dillashaw was in action this past October at UFC 280, where he challenged the reign of Aljama…

MMA fighters flocked to social media on Monday following news that former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw had informed the promotion of his retirement. Dillashaw was in action this past October at UFC 280, where he challenged the reign of Aljamain Sterling in Abu Dhabi. The champion made quick work of the veteran, whose shoulder…

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Report: TJ Dillashaw To Retire After Extensive Shoulder Injury

Former two-time UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has reportedly informed the UFC that he is retiring from MMA. News of Dillashaw’s retirement was first reported by ESPN’s Michael Wonsover and later confirmed by MMA journalist Ariel He…

Former two-time UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has reportedly informed the UFC that he is retiring from MMA. News of Dillashaw’s retirement was first reported by ESPN’s Michael Wonsover and later confirmed by MMA journalist Ariel Helwani and TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter. According to reports, Dillashaw told the UFC of his retirement plans after getting evaluated…

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Breaking – Ex-UFC champion T.J. Dillashaw informs UFC of immediate retirement from MMA

T.J. DillashawFormer two-time undisputed UFC bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw, has notified the organization of his immediate retirement from active mixed martial arts competition, after recently undergoing surgery to address a shoulder injury. Dillashaw, a former two-time undisputed UFC bantamweight champion, most recently co-headlined UFC 280 back in October in Abu Dhabi, UAE – suffering a second […]

T.J. Dillashaw

Former two-time undisputed UFC bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw, has notified the organization of his immediate retirement from active mixed martial arts competition, after recently undergoing surgery to address a shoulder injury.

Dillashaw, a former two-time undisputed UFC bantamweight champion, most recently co-headlined UFC 280 back in October in Abu Dhabi, UAE – suffering a second round ground strikes knockout loss to defending champion, Aljamain Sterling.

During the bout, Dillashaw dislocated his shoulder on multiple occasions throughout the opening and second round prior to the finish, before confirming how the issue had begun earlier this year during the beginning of his fight camp.

The Angels Camp native was removed from the official UFC Fans Ranking pool this Monday night, with speculation regarding his fighting future rife as a result.

And according to an initial report from ESPN associate producer, Michael Wonsover, Dillashaw has informed the UFC of his intention to retire from professional mixed martial arts with immediate effect.

“BREAKING: T.J. Dillashaw has notified the UFC of his retirement,” Wonsover tweeted. “Dillashaw went 1-1 after serving a 2-year suspension from 2019-2021.”

A follow-up report from Ariel Helwani as per Dillashaw’s manager, Tiki Ghosn, confirmed how a subsequent consultation with the surgeon who addressed T.J. Dillashaw’s shoulder, and the potential need for a second surgical procedure has led the Californian to call time on his professional mixed martial arts career. 

Dillashaw, 36, retires from the sport boasting a 17-5 professional record, bowing out following his title challenger loss to Uniondale native, Sterling.

T.J. Dillashaw’s first title reign began back in 2014

In his most recent professional victory, Dillashaw landed a close, split decision win over Cory Sandhagen in July of last year.

First clinching the undisputed bantamweight title with an upset knockout win over Renan Barao in May 2014, Dillashaw would begin his second term as champion with a 2017 knockout win over former teammate, Cody Garbrandt.

Dillashaw holds other professional wins over the likes of Joe Soto, Raphael Assuncao, and John Lineker.

Conor McGregor Lists Two Names For Comeback Hitlist

Conor McGregor has named two potential opponents for when he makes his eventual return to the UFC. McGregor is nearing a potential return to the Octagon after a long hiatus with his leg injury. Against Poirier at UFC 264, McGregor shattered his leg and…

Conor McGregor has named two potential opponents for when he makes his eventual return to the UFC. McGregor is nearing a potential return to the Octagon after a long hiatus with his leg injury. Against Poirier at UFC 264, McGregor shattered his leg and required extensive surgery and recovery. McGregor doesn’t have any shortage of…

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Santiago Ponzinibbio Gets New UFC 282 Opponent After Lawler Withdrawal

Santiago Ponzinibbio now has a new opponent for UFC 282. The UFC 282 fight card seems to be a bit cursed. So far, the last pay-per-view of the year has taken a few hits. The event was scheduled to be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between…

Santiago Ponzinibbio now has a new opponent for UFC 282. The UFC 282 fight card seems to be a bit cursed. So far, the last pay-per-view of the year has taken a few hits. The event was scheduled to be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between Ji?í Procházka and Glover Teixeira. Many fans…

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Demetrious Johnson/Adriano Moraes 3 Headlines US ONE Card, Twitter Reacts

ONE Championship is heading to American soil for the first time and bringing with it a blockbuster flyweight trilogy between MMA legend Demetrious Johnson and Adriano Moraes. Having long expressed interest in taking the Circle to the United States, Asi…

ONE Championship is heading to American soil for the first time and bringing with it a blockbuster flyweight trilogy between MMA legend Demetrious Johnson and Adriano Moraes. Having long expressed interest in taking the Circle to the United States, Asia’s largest martial arts promotion is set to get its ball rolling in the combat sports-loving…

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