Urijah Faber: Dominick Cruz Is Tougher Fight Than Henry Cejudo

Over the weekend, MMA great Urijah Faber came out of retirement in quite the impressive fashion. The 40-year-old ‘California Kid’ starched formerly rising star Ricky Simon (watch it) in just 46 seconds in the co-main event of last Saturday&…

Over the weekend, MMA great Urijah Faber came out of retirement in quite the impressive fashion. The 40-year-old ‘California Kid’ starched formerly rising star Ricky Simon (watch it) in just 46 seconds in the co-main event of last Saturday’s (July 13, 2019) UFC Sacramento from the Golden1 Center. After the huge return win, Faber called […]

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Urijah Faber Discusses Possible Fight With ‘Little Cheat’ TJ Dillashaw

Urijah Faber has his sights set on a bantamweight title bout with Henry Cejudo. However, Faber would also like to step into the Octagon against his former friend and teammate TJ Dillashaw. Of course, he’ll have to wait two years, as Dillashaw was recently handed a United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension for the admitted […]

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Urijah Faber has his sights set on a bantamweight title bout with Henry Cejudo. However, Faber would also like to step into the Octagon against his former friend and teammate TJ Dillashaw.

Of course, he’ll have to wait two years, as Dillashaw was recently handed a United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension for the admitted use of a banned substance. However, as Faber told ESPN’s Karyn Bryant and Tyron Woodley on the UFC Sacramento post-fight show, if you were to write a move about his career, a fight with Dillashaw is a must (via MMA Fighting):

“There’s more opportunity with TJ in the mix to be honest. You want to write a movie? Put that scenario in there,” Faber said. “I’ve been talking about this long before they finally caught TJ for being a little cheat.

“We knew that was coming. By the time TJ returns from suspension, recovering from all this stuff, I’ll be 41 and a half so we’ll see how it goes. I’m not scared to fight, that’s for sure.”

Faber comes off a stunning first-round knockout win over Ricky Simon in the UFC Sacramento co-main event. The victory came in Faber’s first fight in several years after ending an initial retirement. It’s clear “The California Kid” is attempting one more run at the 135-pound title that has eluded him his entire career, before finally walking away from the sport for good.

However, whether or not that run will include an eventual meeting with Dillashaw remains to be seen.

What do you think about Faber possibly fighting Dillashaw upon his return from suspension?

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Darren Till Gives His Take on TJ Dillashaw Suspension

After TJ Dillashaw lost to Henry Cejudo back in January, shocking news came out that he was flagged by USADA and suspended for two years. The former bantamweight champion gave up his title and will not be able to fight until January 2021. Many fighters…

After TJ Dillashaw lost to Henry Cejudo back in January, shocking news came out that he was flagged by USADA and suspended for two years. The former bantamweight champion gave up his title and will not be able to fight until January 2021. Many fighters and fans alike had their opinions on the announcement. And, […]

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Demetrious Johnson Comments On TJ Dillashaw Abusing PEDs

TJ Dillashaw is currently sitting on the self for two years. The former UFC bantamweight champion was caught abusing performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) following his first-round TKO loss to Henry Cejudo in January. Dillashaw has been very open about intentionally cheating ahead of the fight in order to make weight for the 125-pound contest, and is […]

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TJ Dillashaw is currently sitting on the self for two years. The former UFC bantamweight champion was caught abusing performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) following his first-round TKO loss to Henry Cejudo in January.

Dillashaw has been very open about intentionally cheating ahead of the fight in order to make weight for the 125-pound contest, and is handling his suspension as well as anyone could. In the meantime, his peers continue to offer their opinions on the situation in the fallout.

Recently, former UFC flyweight champion, and current ONE Championship competitor Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson chimed in on the topic. Johnson and Dillashaw were at one point rumored for a massive super fight with one another, however, negotiations for the contest fell flat.

When Johnson was asked if he feels like he dodged a bullet, the former 125-pound king denied such a claim, and admits he was actually “thrown off” by the news (via MMA News):

“No, not at all,” Johnson said. “Obviously, it is what it is. He got caught using a banned substance, which I was totally thrown off by it, and it’s a shame. But at the end of the day, it’s mixed martial arts.

“He’ll serve his time, two to three years of USADA. He’ll come back, compete, make money, and life will go on as usual.”

Even if Johnson had fought Dillashaw while he was on a banned substance, this wouldn’t have been the first time the former pound-for-pound king dealt with such an obstacle:

“That’s not the first time. I fought Ali Bagautinov, and he tested positive for EPO,” Johnson said. “So I’ve already been in that boat before. And when I found out about it, I was playing video games. And I said, ‘Ariel Helwani, I’m busy right now. This is not important.’”

What do you make of Johnson’s comments on Dillashaw’s PED usage?

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TJ Dillashaw Opens ‘Clean Juice’ Shop Following USADA Suspension

TJ Dillashaw is certainly keeping busy since being suspended two years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Dillashaw intentionally took performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) heading into his fight with Henry Cejudo. “The Viper” explained he did so in order to make weight for the 125-pound fight. Now, he’ll sit out for two years before being […]

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TJ Dillashaw is certainly keeping busy since being suspended two years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Dillashaw intentionally took performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) heading into his fight with Henry Cejudo. “The Viper” explained he did so in order to make weight for the 125-pound fight. Now, he’ll sit out for two years before being eligible to return to action in the weight class he once ruled at bantamweight.

In a recent Instagram post, Dillashaw announced that he has opened up a new “Clean Juice” shop in his native Yorba Linda, California:

“Cheers to new endeavors, healthy bodies and strong spirits! We are thrilled to bring @cleanjuiceyorbalinda to Southern California this summer! Our store will be located at the new Yorba Linda Town Center. • Orange County!! We are looking to hire management positions at @cleanjuiceyorbalinda!”

Since Dillashaw’s suspension and decision to vacate the bantamweight title, Henry Cejudo has stepped up as the king of 135 pounds. He defeated Marlon Moraes at UFC 238 to capture the vacant belt. It will be interesting to see if Dillashaw decides to return to bantamweight when he is able to get back into action.

What do you think of Dillashaw’s new “Clean Juice” shop endeavor?

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TJ Dillashaw Open to Fighting Urijah Faber Upon Return

TJ Dillashaw has weighed in on Urijah Faber’s decision to come out of retirement, and as has frequently been the case between the two former friends, they have a difference of opinion. Urijah Faber obviously still believes he has plenty left to give th…

TJ Dillashaw has weighed in on Urijah Faber’s decision to come out of retirement, and as has frequently been the case between the two former friends, they have a difference of opinion. Urijah Faber obviously still believes he has plenty left to give the sport of mixed martial arts as a competitor, and he will […]

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