Aljamain Sterling: The Onus Is On Me To Get The UFC Onboard With My Reign

UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling may feel somewhat hard done by with his treatment from the promotion, but he believes it’s his responsibility to force a change. As far as title runs go, not many have had one as turbulent as Sterling. …

UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling may feel somewhat hard done by with his treatment from the promotion, but he believes it’s his responsibility to force a change. As far as title runs go, not many have had one as turbulent as Sterling. Perhaps the main reason for that has been a common fan consensus, which…

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Gordon Questions Whether Paddy Pimblett ‘Deeply Cares’ About Mental Health

Ahead of their fight at UFC 282 this weekend, lightweight Jared Gordon has questioned whether Paddy Pimblett “deeply cares” about the topic of mental health in the same way that he does. In Saturday’s pay-per-view co-main event, two u…

Ahead of their fight at UFC 282 this weekend, lightweight Jared Gordon has questioned whether Paddy Pimblett “deeply cares” about the topic of mental health in the same way that he does. In Saturday’s pay-per-view co-main event, two unranked 155lbers will look to take a step up the divisional ladder at the other’s expense. While…

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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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Zhang Weili Lays Down Requirement For Rose Namajunas Trilogy

UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili wants revenge against Rose Namajunas, but only if Namajunas passes a specific requirement. Weili regained the strawweight throne by defeating Carla Esparza via submission at UFC 281. She defeated Joanna J?drzejczyk …

UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili wants revenge against Rose Namajunas, but only if Namajunas passes a specific requirement. Weili regained the strawweight throne by defeating Carla Esparza via submission at UFC 281. She defeated Joanna J?drzejczyk earlier this year at UFC 275 to earn the title shot against Esparza. As Weili begins her second reign…

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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.