When former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw left Team Alpha Male and decided to follow coach Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig to Colorado a rivalry was born. Dillashaw and Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber had a fallout and now Garbrandt is looking for payback in the name of his team.
According to Dillashaw, the only reason why Cody is so adamant to fight him is because Faber pushes him to. In a recent interview for MMA Fighting, Dillashaw explained that from his perspective, him and Garbrandt didn’t share much time with each other.
“Cody should have no involvement in this at all. He was coming in, I was on my way out, for the most part. We were never friends. It wasn’t like I did anything to dishonor him or whatever. I think it’s more Urijah pumping these guys up and continuing to push this trash and build this team, which is money in his pocket. Every guy that fights from there pays him. I think it’s him being the mastermind behind this whole thing.”