When former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw left Team Alpha Male for a new gym, Urijah Faber was vocal about the betrayal he felt. Those hard feelings seem to have rubbed off on current UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt. This tension, which seems to be apparent in every interview the threesome are involved in, is perfect fodder for the new season of The Ultimate Fighter, which Garbrandt and Dillashaw will be coaching.
In a recent interview, Dillashaw expanded on what exactly he thinks of Faber and Dillashaw's constant mention of what he's been up to since leaving the gym.
“I was never close with him, I was never friends with him and he’s just obsessed with what I’m doing and how I’m living and what’s going on in my life," Dillashaw said on Submission Radio (h/t Bloody Elbow) "I don’t question anything of what he’s got going on cause that’s him. I could care less. You know, I just kind of feel like they’re just obsessed with what I’ve got going on."
Dillashaw also says that Garbrandt puts on an act for the cameras.
"Off-camera, not on interviews, things are fine," Dillashaw said. "Things are perfectly fine. We’re in rooms together and things are nothing, but as soon as the camera’s on and doing interviews, he’s the tough guy because he wants to look cool. For him it’s all about looking cool and getting his social media followers up. It’s a lot of petty stuff. He’s getting his hair lined up and his eyebrows waxed and looking as cool as he possibly can, but really I think it makes him look just kinda dumb, you know, to buy into all that. He really doesn’t have the wits behind him. He can talk, but really it’s just him getting angry."
TUF: Redemption is set to premiere on April 19 on FOX Sports 1, but taping has already begun and if the pre-interviews are any indication of how the season will go, it will be fire.