TJ Dillashaw: ‘Conor McGregor is Gonna Get a Shot at the Title Quicker Than He Deserves’ (Video)

January 11, 2015
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UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw took to the stage at UFC 181 to answer questions about Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz, but really opened up when asked about Conor McGregor.

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  • Green Machine

    UFC wants to cash in on the McGregor .vs. Aldo money fight before McGregor gets tossed around like a rag doll by Mendes or Edgar end of story. I will lmao if Siver drops the mouthy clown.

    • cheflacsto

      Agree completely, of the three, I think his best chance to win is against Aldo. Frankie or Mendes smother him and frustrate him. Grind out a decision or submit him late. Aldo will strike with him so I think that is his best chance.

    • EshamTheUnholy

      I would love to see Siver drop him!

      • Patrick

        Well, that will never happen. Conor just walks all over the guys he’s fighting. It’s like man against boy, he’s that good. Aldo is next.

        • EshamTheUnholy

          Yeah, he kicked Sivers ass. I just hate how cocky he is.

          • Patrick

            I think he goes overboard sometimes too with arrogance, but he can be very funny and entertaining at times. Al least he doesn’t try to hide it like other fighters.

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  • Seth

    How to start a s*&tstorm in the internet:
    Step 1. Say “Connor McGregor” and “title shot” in one sentence
    Step 2. Watch the world burn.

    Come on, we talked about it over and over and over and over and over and over again. He will get title shot, because it’s big money fight for UFC, doesn’t matter if he deserves or not. End of the story. Why people keep bringing that up?

    • UfcUltimateFloorCuddling

      Because the ufc act like its a “real sport” With tough competition when in reality is all about money and when it comes down to it. Its a popularity contest. aka conor mcgregor! When i look at ufc now and how it was a decade ago.. it changes. I do believe however the fighters gotten better the fighters themselves gotten way better. Fighters are more diverse.

      When it comes to it now.. look at how much the ufc has grown to.. Its a joke. Jon jones receive no penalty for taking cocaine.. Dana white is all up in his butt to protect the name of the UFC and if it wasn’t a fighter like jon jones.. dana would kick him out of the ufc in a heartbeat. but nope it JON JONES. He brings in the money. He is receiving special treatment.

      Nick diaz get banned for smoking weed. Taking cocaine is AYE OK! EVERYONE :D! Lol what a joke ufc is.

      The signing of cm punk it a joke also. But it brings in more fans and more money that what matter.

      The levels of fighters.. A person having to go through is total bullcrap and the ranking of the ufc its by far the WORST. In my mind i don’t see a ranking because i feel like some of the fighters are being to protected. Some are thrown into the wolves.

      Mcgregor vs dennis siver and mcgregor will WIN. its said to say its an IF. Everything is already planned out. It hard to say this because i like Siver but mcgregor beating him doesn’t make it fair to challange for the belt. Making mcgregor fight frankie edgar, cub swanson, chad mendez does so.

      • Seth

        Soo…you went on your little rant, just to prove my point. All you have to say is “McGregor” and “title shot” together, to get reaction like that. That’s why I don’t get it – why people keep bringing that subject? Those internet rants won’t change a thing, UFC will protect the guys they need for their business because in present days it’s all about the money – nothing will change it. There is a difference between trying to change something and knowing that you have no influence over something.

        We have no influence over UFC by going on those internet rants. We would have it, if big part of fans would agree to NOT watch UFC events and to NOT buy their PPVs and merch. Because as long as money keeps going into the UFC, nothing will change. Why would it change, if it brings money? Only way to force UFC to change something and actually listen to the fans is to attack their wallets.

        So I will ask again – why would anyone bring the subject like that, knowing that only thing that wil happen is another, pointless, useless and time-wasting s*%tstorm?

      • John Youwer

        The UFC has been a joke for the past 2-3 years. Don’t even watch it anymore, cause I cant stand king dickhead Dana White and all the BS that comes out of his fat bald head.

        • Chris Kennedy

          I’m sure 50 Shades Of Gray is playing near by, you might like that more….

    • mmalive

      Seth, Come on man. You analogies S*CK PERIOD. Get some real MMA experience before posting here man. Mcgregor needs a good A$$ WHIPPING. The UFC is a JOKE!! They are protecting him, Meaning that Mcgregor IS NOT a great fighter. Put Connor in CONTENDER’S elimination match against either Mendes or Edgar. Both of these guys will WIPE the floor with Mcgregor hype train.

      • RoBEERtoe

        Remind me again Jon Jones’ path before Title shot? TJ Dill’s path? Anderson Silva’s UFC path? Eh Buddy, shooter, Ace…

        • RoBEERtoe

          Oh yeah, And Rampage jackson’s UFC reign to a tile shot????

      • dems444 Irish

        didnt mendes get a title shot only beating a#9 ranked opponent, Edgar gotr his title shot beating zero top 10 ranked opponents, and lameass got his beating no top 10 ranked opponents, so whats your point?

      • Seth

        …It’s funny, because you actually agreed with me. If you only were capable of actually reading and understanding…but all you can do is hate me for some silly reason and send hate comments without reading mine. Silly child…

        • mmalive

          Ooh really? At least I DO NOT spend time too much posting here. I have better things to do than be a computer warrior like you. Ooh yeah the unemployed still living at home in parents basement Seth man.

          • Seth

            How cute – you lost argument, so you are back to trying to insult me 🙂 You are such a cute child, my friend 🙂

    • taylor2008

      Because Connor doesnt…..and its funny watching people get mad at others saying Connor doesnt deserve it.

  • EshamTheUnholy

    I hope Siver kicks the shlt out of him.

  • taylor2008

    Conor does NOT deserve a title shot. I really hope Siver KOs him. Siver is not a fast guy but tricky. If Siver wins I doubt he gets a title shot.

  • uncle

    I don’t care who deserves a shot in this division Aldo beat all the top guys already
    Connor vs Aldo all the way

  • Matte

    I would love to see McGregor vs Aldo, awesome match.

    And McGregor has been nothin but stellar this far. I much prefer him vs recycled fights.

    Should McGregor win he would ofcourse has to defend the title vs allcomers including all that “would ragdoll him” etc.

    The truth is he has already by far surpassed all the expectations from all you internet warriors.

    He is doing everything right and seem very very focused.

    I sure as hell don’t wanna see him loose vs Siver and I don’t think he will.

  • riverdawg

    I’m happy for TJ, that was a great win over Barao but he needs to STFU. He fell into a title shot because Assuncao was injured and he was one of the only bantamweights healthy and ready to go, it was good timing and bit of luck. The only Top 10 Bantamweights TJ has fought is Renan Barao and Assuncao whom he lost to (although I think TJ deserved the win). He never fought guys like Cruz, Mcdonald, Wineland, Mizugaki, Alcantra or his buddy Faber. I’m not saying TJ isn’t good but his path to the title wasn’t all that different than Mcgregors. Its more about right place right time when contenders get title shots a lot of times. Khabib should be fighting Pettis but he’s hurt. His loss is Dos Anjos’ gain. Aldo has beaten everybody in the FW division except Conor so why the hell not give him a shot? If he loses then I’m sure Edgar will get another crack at Aldo. Strike while the iron is hot as they say! More eyeballs will be watching Aldo vs McGregor than Aldo vs Edgar 2. Guaranteed. Conor/Aldo doesn’t clog up the division either, if anything it gives it a chance to sort out another rematch for Aldo. I mean who else besides maybe Edgar is in line for another shot? Nobody. The FW with a 5 fight win streak and a lot of hype makes for a great main event imo.

    • D

      A bit of luck? He knocked the Champion out after OWNING him the entire fight. He was obviously ready to be Champion.
      Go read a book.

  • Groinstrike

    Dillashaw went 5-2 in the UFC before he got his shot. He lost a fight 2 fights from the title shot. He shouldn’t talk about what who deserves.

    • taylor2008

      Wow you must really like me. A whole bunch of replies in a short amount of time.
      No he doesnt deserve a shot and I am part Irish! Jones was destroying everyone he was facing. Either a submission or ko. First decision happened when he fought Rashad.
      I think he needs to fight a top 5 guy to get the shot. When he does then I am more than happy to see him go for the title.
      Wow you seem really uptight about my posts. You must be from Ireland.

      • Groinkick

        Connor beat the #6 guy by KO in the first round, making it look easy. Connor has an finished 88% of his fights by KO/TKO, with only 1 decision. In the UFC he’s 4-0 with 3 TKO’s. I’d say Connor is destroying everyone he’s facing.

        • taylor2008

          Dustin was no true 6th ranked fighter. He was MAYBE 10 or 11. Isnt it strange how Siver or some of these other guys seem to move up the ranks without a fight in a while?
          He really destroyed Holloway didnt he. Max is nowhere near top 10.
          Let him fight Lamas, Edgar, Mendes or Swanson to prove himself. At least Swanson. Swanson is about 5th.

  • Groinstrike

    Who did Jon Jones beat before his title shot? What top 5? Brandon Vera? lol… please.

  • Groinstrike

    If he gets a shot at the title, and beats Aldo then he deserved the shot.

  • taylor2008

    You know how to cut and paste. Good for you. Dont know why you put up his stats when I already know them.