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Sunday, Feb 07, 2021

Cory Sandhagen: Title Shot For T.J. Dillashaw Would be “Disrespectful to The Sport”

Cory Sandhagen (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Cory Sandhagen wants to fight for the bantamweight belt, after defeating Frankie Edgar at UFC Vegas 18, and he won’t be happy if T.J. Dillashaw cuts the line ahead of him.

Sandhagen devastated Edgar with a flying knee on Saturday, and in doing so, he moved his UFC record to 7-1.

Following the massive win, Sandhagen made it clear he wants to fight for the belt next. The 28-year-old also let it be known he doesn’t think Dillashaw deserves to fight for the title, in his first bout back (quotes via MMA Junkie.com).

“I’m a different animal since that fight with (Aljamain) Sterling,” Sandhagen said, while referring to his quick submission loss to Sterling last June, and the latter’s upcoming, March 7th fight with champion Petr Yan.

“I’m grateful that he got to teach me a lesson. But the next time we fight, I’m going to hurt Aljamain. I want to fight the winner of that fight in July or whenever they want really. But nah, man. I’ve got to be next for the title. There’s no one else even in the conversation, I don’t think – especially after a performance like that.”

“I heard Yan doing an interview talking about how he wants to fight T.J. (Dillashaw) after. T.J. is coming off some of the most serious PEDs you can do in the sport,” Sandhagen said. “That seems disrespectful to the sport. I’ve been working. I’ve been working these last two years. I’m ready for the belt.”

The former champ Dillashaw hasn’t fought since January, 2019, when he was quickly stopped by Henry Cejudo. After the loss, Dillashaw tested positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) and was suspended for two years.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:45 am
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