Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt faced off against T.J. Dillashaw back at UFC 217. Despite the fact that "No Love" was plagued with a back injury ahead of the fight, Garbrandt persevered. In the end, Dillashaw earned a TKO victory over his opponent within the second round for the title. Now the two fighters are set to throw down in a title fight rematch for the main event of UFC 227 on Saturday. Speaking at the recent media day, Cody Garbrandt revealed why he chose to not pull out of their first fight, despite debilitating back issues. \u201cMy money thing, I never wanted to have my motivation to be money, that\u2019s not why I got into this sport, I got into it to be a world champion.\u201d \u201cWhat can I do? I pulled out of the fight . I had a wife that was pregnant. I fought Dominick Cruz for $200,000 a year before that. I\u2019m trying to buy a house, I\u2019m trying to get insurance, all the things you\u2019re thinking you made it, you\u2019re a world champion and you\u2019ve got all this f*cking money but we\u2019re not, man. I understand you have to build your way up to it and it\u2019s good, but, I couldn\u2019t pull out.\u201d \u201cTwo weeks before the fight, I had to go to Vegas and get eight epidurals shot in my back so I could heal up and go to the fight week in New York. I don\u2019t regret anything. I\u2019m blessed, being able to be here with now. And I\u2019m healthy and that\u2019s the thing, I\u2019m so excited to be here and speak to you guys, I\u2019m excited to be getting into the Octagon.\u201d \u201cYou have to live life and now I have to take care of my family. That\u2019s why you see all these fighters who want these money fights. You can\u2019t blame them. They go in there and literally take years off our life. For what, $40,000? $50,000, some of these fighters are coming in 10 and 10 so, what, if they get their ass beat and make what, $10,000? It\u2019s crazy, man. You\u2019ve got NHL players and MLB players making millions and millions and millions and we\u2019re the fastest growing sport in the world. Something\u2019s gotta change.\u201d \u201cI had a good fight, the pay-per-view did good at Madison Square , so I\u2019m happy. I\u2019ve some investments, I\u2019ve got good people in my life managing my money. All I\u2019ve got to do is win at the end of the day and the checks keep coming in.\u201d For more MMA news click here.