Matt Serra curses out ‘disgusting’ T.J. Dillashaw over failed drug test
“So (expletive) you, T.J. This is (expletive) bull(expletive). This is disgusting. I can’t say it enough.”
Former UFC welterweight champion turned coach Matt Serra is disgusted with T.J. Dillashaw.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Dillashaw, the former two-time UFC bantamweight champ, was using EPO — an injectable only performance-enhancing drug — in relation to his flyweight title bout with Henry Cejudo at UFC Fight Night 143.
Dillashaw voluntarily relinquished his bantamweight title before the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) handed him a two-year suspension (retroactive January 19, 2019).
Dillashaw has come under fire from just about everyone on the UFC roster, and the latest (ex) fighter to chime in is Serra.
Speaking on a recent episode of the UFC Unfiltered podcast, the UFC Hall of Famer laid into Dillashaw and trashed his championship legacy.
“It’s downright disgusting. What legacy? What (expletive) legacy? We don’t know what he could have done if the playing field was even – on a level playing field,” Serra said on the podcast with Jim Norton, per MMA Junkie.
“I really feel for Cody. I do – because in that first fight, in the first one, he hurt (Dillashaw), too. He almost took him out. Maybe that slight edge was because he’s a (expletive) cheater. I never had a problem with that kid, and I always got along with (coach) Duane (Ludwig). But this is just foul.
“Cody Garbrandt – who knows what that takes out of the rest of his career? How about that, T.J.? What does it take out of this kid’s career that he gets stopped twice by a (expletive) cheater? He might not have as long as a career, so he might not have as many options to make the money that he would have made. That sounds dramatic, but that’s the (expletive) truth of it.
“So (expletive) you, T.J. This is (expletive) bull(expletive). This is disgusting. I can’t say it enough. Everyone that got stopped by him should be furious and at the same time, look at yourself and go, ‘All right. Now it makes sense. Now it makes (expletive) sense (that I lost to him).’”
Dillashaw has yet to comment on his suspension but strength and conditioning coach Sam Calavitta and head striking coach Duane Ludwig are standing by the former champ.