This past weekend, Conor McGregor returned to the UFC and got knocked out by Dustin Poirier As with anytime McGregor fights, that story has been drawing up all the oxygen in the space, nevertheless, there’s another crucial return to Mixed Martial Arts set to happen this year: previous bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw
Last week, Dillashaw’s two-year USADA suspension formally ended, making him as soon as again qualified to complete in Mixed Martial Arts and there have currently been a variety of possible opponents suggested for Dillashaw’s return. So far, the front-runner appears to be second-ranked bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen; however, there’s a new possibility on the horizon, and immediate title shot against Petr Yan
Yan is set to safeguard his title versus top competitor Aljamain Sterling on at UFC 259 in March. Speaking to Fanatics View, the bantamweight champ suggested that after he beats Sterling, he could be interested in a battle with Dillashaw.
I believe perhaps Dillashaw. T.J. Dillashaw is back after doping tests.
This is a big of a change of heart from Yan. Dillashaw has been out because 2019 when he was captured taking EPO by USADA following his failed attempt to fall to flyweight and declare a 2nd UFC belt. In preparation for his return, Dillashaw required an immediate title shot versus the winner of Yan-Sterling however both men shot the idea down Now it appears Yan has altered his tune, so long as Dillashaw isn’t on the gas.
” It’s up to the UFC,” Yan said by means of translator. “However they decide, if the term is right, then I’m going to combat him whenever. Simply let’s ensure that he’s not going to use anything forbidden this time …
He took 2 years, do not combat and now, if I remember, he’s 34 years.
Dillashaw will turn 35 next month but that’s actually not drastically older than much of the remainder of the department. In reality, 4 of the top-10 ranked fighters in the UFC are 34 or older. The big layoff for Dillashaw might definitely be trigger for issue, and if the UFC desires to use Yan somebody else, he ‘d be fine with that too, simply so long as it’s a fighting befitting his status as champion.
” It needs (to be) a huge fight,” Yan said. “If I win easy (over) Sterling, next fight need to be very big.”
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FYI, there is a UFC Professional Athlete Standard Procedure Policy that would seem to cover this specific thing. Pity it’s seldom enforced.
I guess MMA is a kind of work where you can publicly speak about whether you ‘d have sex with a colleague in an absolutely degrading way and face no effects.
Revolting habits and it’s regrettable that he’ll be battling on my card in March. https://t.co/hJd1OuHIyD
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) January 28, 2021
@MeganA_mma I’m sorry this upset you. I will be more careful with my words. I was simply responding to a concern and believed it was all a joking matter. I see I was incorrect and I’m sorry. Best of luck with training school and your battle.
— Casey Kenney (@ckmma135) January 28, 2021
” I’m sorry this upset you” is NOT an apology.
It’s laying the blame on @MeganA_mma for her getting upset.
An apology is acknowledgment of being in the wrong, which is not what this is.
This is gaslighting. https://t.co/QPJucPESPe
— Jessy Jess (@missjessyjess) January 29, 2021
Likewise, don’t let Sean O’Malley off the hook here. He also stated some egregiously dumb shit.
Wow. Sean is totally ignorant and ignorant in the topic and it shows. Tim Welch is epitome of a “yes man.” A do anything for influence kind of boy. Casey Kenney truly simply trying to suit and he draws at it. Having a brother who is an addict, this is nothing to joke about. https://t.co/Elg6xDEW0U
— Deron Winn (@DeronWinn) January 29, 2021
Hey my dad passed away on Christmas Eve. Before that he was a homeless alcoholic. My older sibling has been and is still having problem with heroin addiction. I’ve watched it ruin his life time and time once again. Burn every bridge he’s ever known. You still wan na joke? That’s insane brother. https://t.co/lt7Q1cFnau
— Deron Winn (@DeronWinn) January 29, 2021
Train with a MMA fighter to discover MMA angles. Galaxy Brain.
Envision being so insecure about your own battle profession which is actually none existing that you have to continuously take chance ats fighters beyond the promo you remain in so you get clout and remain pertinent. https://t.co/TYHMpZGtxh
— michael (@bisping) January 28, 2021
I would pay all the cash to watch this.
Kai Kara-France (21 -9, 1 NC) vs. Rogerio Bontorin(16 -2, 1 NC); UFC 259, Mar. 6.
Thanks for reading and see y’ all on Monday.
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