The rivalry between Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw is as real as they come.
Luckily for fight fans, these two will settle the beef in tonight’s UFC 217 co-main event. There’s a title on the line, pride, bragging rights and more in this very personal grudge match.
Ahead of fight night these two have traded accusations, insults, threats and more. They scuffled multiple times in the TUF house, and given fight fans everything we could hope for out of some good ole’ fashioned pre-fight hype.
But, just when you thought it was done, and all that’s left is a fist fight, these two traded one more time through social media.
Garbrandt was apparently trying to see what T.J. had to say after a week of intense media and appearances, but to his displeasure, the champ came to learn that his former teammate had blocked him.
“Someone can’t handle the truth and had to block me”
This year’s return trip to Madison Square Garden is proof the UFC can still deliver a stacked mega-card, with all the bells and whistles.
Set to headline this massive MSG card, Georges “Rush” St-Pierre returns to the octagon for the first time in over four years. He will face off against the UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping in the UFC 217 main event, on pay-per-view.
Also on the night’s fight card is a long-awaited title fight between ex-teammates Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw. And a big strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzerjczyk and “Thug” Rose Namajunas.