The beef between TJ Dillashaw and Team Alpha Male doesn't seem to be settled just yet.
Dillashaw walked away from the camp just over a year ago in favor of training with former Alpha Male head coach Duane Ludwig. This left a sour taste in both team founder Urijah Faber and UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt. After the spat between Dillashaw and Team Alpha Male became public, the pair called out one another in the media, making multiple accusations towards one another - including one that insinuated Dillashaw hurts his fellow sparring partners.
Faber and Garbrandt recently joined UFC commentator Joe Rogan's podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, to discuss their beef with Dillashaw. The pair dove further into the details of how the ex-UFC bantamweight champion would hurt his fellow training partners (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“T.J. was never the best teammate,” said Faber. “He would try to hurt people. He’s a very competitive guy and he has a temper.
“Cheap shots at the bell, in boxing he’d knee you,” Garbrandt added. “Dirty s**t. Just dumb s**t.
“There’s no secret about T.J.” continued Faber. “We talked about it when he was still on the team that he had to be reeled in a little bit. He’s got a temper. [That’s why we called him] Killashaw, Dillashank. It was his thing.
“The super-competitiveness - I’m competitive,” Garbrandt said. “I don’t want to lose. I’m fighting tooth and nail not to get taken down or win that round.
"It’s just [the dirty stuff] at the end of the bell, knees - that’s why Chris [Holdsworth] is out. He kneed him in the back of the head. Concussions. That’s the truth.
“It was him and T.J. going. I remember distinctively, Duane [Ludwig, former TAM striking coach and current Dillashaw coach] used to come up to Chris and be like ‘Hey, Grasshopper, T.J.’s fighting, can you take it easy on him?’
"Chris is a killer, dude. Chris is f**king him up. Everybody [else too]. Chris is an animal. And I guess Chris choked him out and T.J. got up and f**king kneed him in the back of the head when he was down.
“It happened twice in practice like that,” Faber added.
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