Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was a guest on “UFC Tonight” earlier this week to discuss his fight with Cody Garbrandt for the belt.
The two are the co-main event for Saturday’s UFC 217 card from New York City.
Dillashaw on the feud with Garbrandt: “I’ve got nothing invested in it. I put a smile on my face every day, then we get in the cage and get to end the feud. At first, with guys I knew well, it was tough, but it’s really just mental warfare. They need me to do it to help fuel them, because they know I’m the better fighter.”
Dillashaw on how to beat Garbrandt: “He’s got a lot of holes in his game. He’s talented, quick and powerful, but one dimensional and I’m going to take advantage of him.”
Dillashaw on how it will feel beating Garbrandt: “It’ll be great to get my belt back. I still have a bad taste about losing that belt. Nothing beats winning it.”
Dillashaw on fighting Demetrious Johnson: “He’s the pound-for-pound kingpin. That’s someone I know I can beat. He knows it’s a tough fight for him. I’d love to prove it. I can make it down to 125 pounds.”