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Duane Ludwig Wants to See T.J. Dillashaw Fight For the UFC Flyweight Title

August 13, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Coach Duane Ludwig spoke with MMA Fighting for a new interview and discussed T.J. Dillashaw’s next fight, plus more. Highlights are below:

On what he wants to see happen: “I would like to see T.J. drop down to 25 and take that title and then go back up to 35. I think if you want to look at the division, statistically speaking, Cruz should fight Moraes and then that winner should fight T.J. after T.J. claims the 125-pound belt. As far as following an honest approach to have some respect for the belt and the rankings and how everything is set up.”

On a possible Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz fight: “Now the UFC is owned by an entertainment company, so it’s about whoever puts you in the seats. So, in that instance it’s T.J. and Cruz. The money fight is T.J. and Cruz.”

On Dillashaw’s strengths: “He just has so many ways to finish the fight. A lot of people say that, but they’re not on T.J.’s level. He’s literally at another level of martial arts. His martial arts skillset is the highest any human has ever had — ever. That’s what he is. He is the man. He is the current, modern-day, real-life Bruce Lee.”