2019 started with Dillashaw looking to become a double champion and Faber seemingly happily retired, now Faber is back and Dillashaw has been forced to sit for two years due to testing positive for EPO following a flash TKO loss to Henry Cejudo in January.
Faber joined Ariel Helwani for his daily ESPN+ program to discuss his 46 second win over Ricky Simon in his first fight in over two years, and would reignite his feud with Dillashaw, which began after the former bantamweight champion jumped to the Treigning Lab from Faber’s Team Alpha Male.
“We don’t feel sorry for you because you got caught cheating… that you got bought off to a different team, that Conor [McGregor] called you a snake in the grass…”@UrijahFaber wants to set the record straight regarding TJ Dillashaw pic.twitter.com/mpxbLN15SE
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) July 15, 2019
“The man with the microphone, even if he’s a pathological liar, dictates the story,” Faber told Helwani on Monday.
“I never kicked that guy off the team. He sat me, Chad Mendes, and other guys down to tell us he was getting paid to go somewhere else and he’d still like to come in on occasion cause he had a house here.”
“I never kicked the guy off the team, he left on his own, and that’s great. he was already training with [Duane Ludwig] for a year under our umbrella.”
“Stop being a victim, dude” Faber said of Dillashaw, who has made scant appearances since the test failure, only appearing in a video on his social media and an interview with ESPN/Bellator analyst Chael Sonnen prior to Bellator 222.
“We don’t feel sorry for you because you got caught cheating. We don’t feel sorry for you that you got bought off to a different team, and we don’t feel sorry that Conor [McGregor] called you a snake in the grass.”