It was an epic performance put forth by TJ Dillashaw at UFC 173, one that saw him beat his foe from pillar to post before finishing him in the fifth and final round, and now the crown that once belonged to the great Renan Barao is the property of the Team Alpha Male representative.
Thanks to color commentator Joe Rogan, we were privy to the Dillashaw’s initial thoughts on the fight and experience, and of course, those moments immediately after a fight are the most true in terms of emotion. But what happened when the dust had fully settled and Dillashaw and his team were backstage? Thankfully, the UFC had a camera trained on the victors in that semi-private moment, and they’ve posted the video (see below).
Things to note: the battered and bruised face of the champ, and Urijah Faber slinging the belt over his shoulder to see what it feels like.