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T.J. Dillashaw: ‘The UFC is Paying Me ‘a F*ck-load of Money to Move Down & Kill The 125-Pound Division

November 13, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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T.J. Dillashaw appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN (via MMA Fighting) and said that he’s getting paid a lot to kill the 125 pound division…

On The fight With Cejudo: “The UFC wants to get rid of the division and they hired me to go down and close it and get another belt in the process,” Dillashaw said. “It’s a win-win for me. They’re paying me a f*ck-load of money to move down and kill the 125-pound division and collect a second belt. So, it’s game time.”

On The Future of 125: “It seems like I’m gonna take it over, man,” said Dillashaw. “I mean, if I’m the champ in both weight classes, why even have it? All the attention is at 135 anyway so at the end of the day, make the guys that they believe should stick around, come up and challenge for the belt.”

On Cutting to 125: “I’m already starting the process, already working on it,” said Dillashaw. “It’s gonna be better this way, anyway, because there’s no excuse. No excuses that I’m the bigger man, that I’m bigger when I’m fighting him. Because I’m gonna come down and make the weight. I believe we’re on the same weight, anyways, I’m a small 135’er. I’ve got no problem making 125. It’s gonna be a little more work, I’m gonna be a little more dedicated and be in better shape. So I’m excited for the opportunity. Like I said, it’s a win-win for me. I’ll continue to grow my legacy, get another belt, and be the last flyweight champion ever.”

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