As if losing to Henry Cejudo in seconds wasn’t bad enough, TJ Dillashaw has announced that there was a discrepancy in his drug test for that fight. As we know, USADA is in charge of drug testing and they notified Dillashaw about his ‘adverse finding’ result.
Dillashaw posted the news to his Instagram and informed fans that he will be relinquishing his bantamweight title as well.
“To all my fans, I wanted to be the first one to let you know that USADA and the NYSAC have informed me of an adverse finding in a test taken for my last fight. While words can’t even begin to express how disappointed I am at this time, please know that I’m working with my team to understand what has occurred and how to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. Out of fairness and respect to the rest of my division, I’ve informed the UFC that I’ll be voluntarily relinquishing my title while I deal with this matter. I want to thank all of you in advance for the support.”
Dillashaw all but killed himself to make the flyweight limit of 125 to fight Cejudo. He was taking supplements to get there and we can only assume that he ingested something tainted on the banned substance list. With the strict nature of USADA, most fighters who get popped now know that if you cheat, you WILL get caught. Therefore, it’s safe to say that TJ unknowingly took something that he shouldn’t have.
Hopefully this gets cleared up soon. Meanwhile, Marlon Moraes vs Pedro Munhoz for the bantamweight title?