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Faber on Dillashaw's loss: 'I knew his temper was gonna be a problem'

Former WEC champion Urijah Faber shared his thoughts in a media scrum regarding the lead up and fallout of last night's UFC Fight Night 81 title fight between Dominick Cruz and TJ Dillashaw, including his thoughts on Dillashaw's temper.

During a brief post-event scrum after UFC Fight Night 81, Urijah Faber was his usual candid self and answered questions from the media. When asked about whether or not T.J. Dillashaw appeared agitated late in his UFC bantamweight title fight vs. Dominick Cruz, Faber then provided his own insight into the former champion's mindset as far as dealing with frustration.

(Statement begins around the 8:30 mark of the MMA Fighting video, which you can view at the top of the page)

"Dude, trust me... Dude, you want insight in T.J. being frustrated... I had to... I had to talk that guy off a ledge, I mean, on a daily basis when he first started training with us, cause he's... (scoffs) you know, he'd start cryin' and (imitates frustrated inhale) he'd like try to kill somebody if they got one punch on him and he didn't think they should, you know, like, he's a competitive guy, so I knew - and I said I wanted to share my insight of the fight - I knew his temper was gonna be a problem in this fight. I knew that for a fact. I know him."

Dillashaw lost his title to Cruz by split decision in Sunday night's main event. Faber has made statements in the past about Dillashaw's gym behavior, including claims that he has a temper and "hurts people in practice", and it's very possible that the T.J. will be asked more and more about this in the near future.