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Pedro Munhoz Says T.J. Dillashaw Fight Makes “Sense”

Pedro Munhoz (image via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

After returning to the win column this past weekend at UFC Vegas 20, Pedro Munhoz’s proposing he should be the man who welcomes T.J. Dillashaw back to the Octagon.

Munhoz avenged his 2015, decision loss to Jimmie Rivera on Saturday, by outscoring the bantamweight for the unanimous decision win. The victory ended a two-fight losing skid for Munhoz (19-5), who was coming off decision losses to Aljamain Sterling and Frankie Edgar.

Following his victory, the 34-year-old mentioned Dillashaw as a possibility, while discussing his next fight (quotes via MMA Junkie).

“I heard some rumors that T.J. Dillashaw is coming back,” Munhoz said. “The possibility of fighting Marlon (Moraes) – it wont happen so soon. Besides training partners, we became friends. We wouldn’t fight unless it was for the title.

“We also have so many big names out there in the mix that I want to fight. I think a fight with T.J. Dillashaw would make sense. T.J. Dillashaw is coming back. I heard some stuff that he’s coming back. I have nothing against him. I’m nobody to judge him or whatever. If the UFC thinks that fight makes sense, I would be willing to fight him or anyone else.”

Dillashaw recently completed a two-year suspension he received in 2019, as a result of testing positive for  recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO).  The positive test followed Dillashaw’s quick stoppage loss to Henry Cejudo in January, 2019.

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