TJ Dillashaw Reports Elevation Fight Team is Paying Him to Train With Colorado Camp
By FCF Staff
Not long after TJ Dillashaw confirmed that he is leaving Team Alpha Male to train with the Elevation Fight Team in Colorado, the UFC champ has also relayed that he will be compensated to do so.
On Tuesday, Dillashaw announced that he has decided to leave the Sacramento based TAM, and will be training with Elevation Fight Team, as well as Duane Ludwig in the Denver region. The announcement comes after the latter–who used to be the head coach for TAM–has publicly quarrelled with the team’s founder, Urijah Faber.
Dillashaw recently appeared on Stud Show Radio, and while doing so, the bantamweight star revealed the Elevation Fight Team will be compensating him to train with the Colorado camp (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“Now, Elevation Fight Team came to me and they want to pay me some good money to train with them,” Dillashaw said. “They’re offering to pay me to train, instead of me paying to train. This sport is growing so much that that’s the way I feel like it should be. We’re professional athletes. I feel like I got treated better in college wrestling. I had a physical therapist on hand at all times, no matter what, when I was in college. And that’s not where MMA is at yet.”
The 29 year-old champion also argued that any other fighter who was offered this deal would take it. The accomplished wrestler also said most of the members of TAM understand why he’s elected to leave the renowned camp.
Dillashaw is scheduled to fight former champ Dominick Cruz on January 17th.