TJ Dillashaw Doesn’t Wish “Anything Bad” on Urijah Faber, as Former Friend’s Retirement Nears
By FCF Staff
Despite TJ Dillashaw’s highly publicized fallout with Urijah Faber, he hopes everything goes well for the Team Alpha Male fighter in his pending retirement.
Recently Faber announced that his December 17th bout with Brad Pickett, will be the last of his memorable career. Over the last year or so, Faber and Dillashaw have sparred through the media, following the latter’s decision to leave TAM and go train in Colorado. After Dillashaw announced his intention to go train with Team Elevation and former TAM coach Duane Ludwig, Faber informed Dillashaw he was no longer welcome to workout at the Sacramento gym.
Recently Dillashaw appeared on “The MMA Hour”, and while discussing Faber and his upcoming retirement, he stated (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“Even though the guy has really pissed me off, and I’ve had, and still do, a lot of unpleasant hate for the guy, for the way he acted, … (when it’s) all done and said, I don’t wish anything bad on the guy,” Dillashaw said.
“I do believe it’s time for him to retire. He’s actually, I feel like, declined in his skills rather than getting better, and you need people around you telling you, ‘alright man, it’s time. You’ve done a good job, it’s time for you to hang it up. You’ve got some fighters coming into the gym, that are some new guys, who are kind of beating up on you. It’s time to call it quits.’ So hopefully he comes out and looks good and he does it in Sacramento. He always is amped up when he fights there. He’s, by far, a town favorite. He’s a fan favorite. So hopefully he can make a good showing.”
The December 17th, UFC on FOX 22 will take place at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center.