While Suspended, Dillashaw Undergoes Surgery

Now with a two-year suspension staring him in the face, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has decided to go under the knife for some much needed surgery.

Dillashaw, who was found last week to have taken EPO prior to his January loss to Henry Cejudo, underwent surgery this week for numerous issues to his right shoulder.

“Battle scars added to my hawk,” Dillashaw wrote on Instagram. “Surgery went well, torn rotator cuff, labrum and some biceps tendon repair. Two months from now I’m getting my left shoulder done, it’s the worst of the two. The recovery time is long and sucks but it will be nice to have them finally fixed. Been needing these surgeries for three years now.”


Dillashaw will be on the shelf until January 2021,  as USADA handed down a backdated two-year suspension for his use of EPO, an injectable substance that helps generate more red blood cells. The New York State Athletic Commission also handing down a one-year suspension in March, forcing Dillashaw to vacate his bantamweight title.



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