When news broke that teammates-turned-enemies Cody Garbrandt and T.J Dillashaw would be coaching the 25th season of The Ultimate Fighter, fans knew to expect explosive drama. In the opening episode the bantamweight champion Garbrandt did not take long to make his hatred for Dillashaw known.
During a minor argument in last night’s season premiere, Garbrandt and Dillashaw got into each other’s crosshairs for the first time and the champion quickly turned things physical by grabbing Dillashaw by the neck.
The tension will likely continue over the course of the season, as the tension between Garbrandt and Dillashaw is as real and deep-rooted as any conflict between coaches in recent years.
Watch the confrontation below: