Garbrandt Willing To Give Up Money for Dillashaw At UFC 222
Cody Garbrandt is demanding that he get T.J. Dillashaw inside the Octagon at UFC 222 on March 3rd, and will go as far as to go into his own pocket to get Dillashaw to fight him
On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Garbrandt is willing to give Dillashaw a percentage of his fight purse if he takes a fight with him at UFC 222. Dillashaw said Monday on SiriusXM Radio that he’s still interested in taking the fight on short notice if the UFC gives a more enticing offer than initially given.
“I’ll give him a cut of my purse if he wants it, if the UFC doesn’t want to compensate him,” Garbrandt said. “It’s not about money for me, it’s about principle. It’s about getting my title back. I’m healthy.
The UFC 222 main event was supposed to be Max Holloway against Frankie Edgar for the featherweight title, but Holloway had to pull out with an ankle injury. Dillashaw initially turned down an offer from the UFC for a rematch with Garbrandt, due to he and his wife just had a baby and he hasn’t been training, while Garbrandt does not take that as an excuse as his wife is due in mere days and he’s willing to fight.
Garbrandt said that, “He wants to make a lot of excuses and bring fatherhood into it. It’s the same thing. I understand, whatever. But you’re gonna sit there and tell me you can’t train because you’ve got a kid?”
Garbrandt, 26, said he believes Dillashaw and Dillashaw’s coach Duane Ludwig, the former Alpha Male head man, don’t want the fight to happen.
“TJ, if you’re listening; Duane, I know you’re listening — you’re a weirdo,” Garbrandt said. “Let’s make this fight. Let’s make this fight, let’s do this. Let’s save the card. Let’s get compensated. If you want some of my purse, I’ll give it to you. I don’t give a f*ck about money. I want the title back and that’s it.”
Original Story: MMA Fighting