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Sunday, Dec 20, 2020

T.J. Dillashaw Responds to Jose Aldo’s Callout


By FCF Staff

After recording his first win at bantamweight on Saturday, Jose Aldo called out the division’s former champ, T.J. Dillashaw, and the latter was quick to respond.

Aldo ended a three-fight losing skid at UFC Vegas 17, by working his way to a decision win over Marlon Vera. It marked the first time the former featherweight champ had fought, since he was stopped by current 135 champ, Petr Yan, in July.

Following the pivotal win, Aldo (29-7) called for a bout with Dillashaw, whose USADA suspension will end in January, 2021 (comment via MMA Fighting).

“I don’t have anything personal with T.J.,” Aldo said at the post-fight presser, while expanding on his callout of Dillashaw. “I just want to make great fights for the fans. I think T.J. is a great former champion, and I think this fight makes sense for everybody.”

It wasn’t long before Dillashaw had tweeted out this in response.

“I heard everyone is calling me out, cause they all know that’s my belt”

Dillashaw (16-4) has said in recent months that he’s been told by the UFC that he’ll be given a title shot, when he’s set to return. The 34-year-old tested positive for banned substances and was suspended for two years, following his stoppage loss to Henry Cejudo in 2019.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:24 pm
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