After an impressive run in the past two years and reclaiming the UFC bantamweight title in the process, T.J. Dillashaw’s life and career took a 180-degree turn. The now former 135-pound champion is now serving a two-year suspension after testing positive for EPO last March.
While Dillashaw is already bearing the brunt of these consequences, manager Ali Abdelaziz is calling for stiffer repercussions. Speaking to MMAjunkie Radio recently, Abdelaziz, who also manages Cody Garbrandt, wants all of Dillashaw’s UFC wins to be erased.
“If you’re an Olympic gold medalist, and you get caught with steroids, they take all your medals away – every medal you ever won,” Abdelaziz said. “T.J. Dillashaw, all his wins in the UFC should be taken away.
“We told USADA about this… they ignored it.”
As for Garbrandt, Abdelaziz expects the former champion to spring back into action sooner than later.
“He’s got a lot of fight left in him,” Abdelaziz said of Garbrandt. “The key (is) you’ve got to get him healthy and get him right.
“The UFC wanted him to fight in Sacramento (at UFC on ESPN+ 13 on July 13th). I want him to fight in October or November. Let’s get him right.”
“No Love” is currently on a three-fight skid, with his most recent loss dealt by fellow top contender Pedro Munhoz at UFC 235 in March.