T.J. Dillashaw has voluntarily relinquished his UFC bantamweight championship after he was notified of an “antagonistic discovering in a take a look at taken for my final struggle.”
Dillashaw introduced the information on his Instagram account:
The 33-year-old Dillashaw dropped all the way down to flyweight in January to battle Henry Cejudo for that belt. He misplaced the struggle in 32 seconds. That was the struggle he examined constructive for.
Dillashaw received again the the bantamweight title at UFC 217 with a win over Cody Garbrandt, then defended it in opposition to him once more at UFC 227.
Dillashaw is 16-Four and has turn out to be one of many greater attracts the UFC has on its roster. The struggle in opposition to Cejudo was nearly particularly designed to make Dillashaw a two division champion and probably wipe the flyweight division from the map.
The New York State Athletic Fee claims it has suspended Dillashaw for one 12 months and fined him $10,000 for “violations regarding using a prohibitive substance.” The suspension might be retroactive to January 19, the date of the Cejudo struggle.
Cejudo had hoped to maneuver as much as bantamweight and problem Dillashaw for his belt, however that seems to be off the desk now.