Although Conor McGregor and T.J. Dillashaw crossed paths on the latest series of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), it doesn't look the two will ever meet in the Octagon.
"The Notorious" confronted Dillashaw on TUF, calling the bantamweight champion a "snake in the grass" for training with Duane Ludwig. T.J.'s allegiance was with Team Alpha Male at the time, but the bantamweight champion recently announced his move to Elevation Fight Team in Colorado.
The feud between McGregor and Dillashaw could serve as a fitting storyline for a potential superfight down the line, but both men have conflicting views on the matter.
"The reason why I want to fight him (Conor McGregor) is for one: it's a big name," Dillashaw said in an interview with the UFC. "It's gonna pump me up even more. He's a great fighter, he's gonna put my name up even more. And just the fact that he beat Mendes, y'know. That doesn't go well with me so I would like to get that one for us."
When McGregor was asked, the Irishman was straight to the point: "He's too small," he said of Dillashaw.
"He's too small. It's that simple. Every shot would cripple him. It would break his whole, entire life, so I don't really think he's in the question. I giggle at his numbers; his numbers are really, really low. Really poor. If I could make bantamweight and take that belt, then it would be reason. But, I'd prefer the lightweight belt."
McGregor will engage with Jose Aldo in a title unification bout at UFC 194 on Dec. 12, while Dillashaw will defend his bantamweight title against former champion Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night 81 on Jan. 17, 2016.