Urijah Faber recently spoke with Submission Radio and said that he sees no issues with fighting TJ Dillashaw that he helped turn into a champion at Team Alpha Male.
There has been plenty of interest in a potential matchup between Dillashaw, the current UFC bantamweight champion, and his mentor, but Faber has said that he would only accept the fight under one condition: if the belt was not on the line.
“It’s not the best feeling, to be honest. [Dillashaw] and I aren’t the best of friends like we were before. I feel like he’s turned himself into a victim in this whole situation. I feel like, in his mind, I’m ‘the bad guy’ because he left our team. I told him, ‘If you’re not on the team you can’t be coming in here and training with us.’ He feels that I kicked him out of the gym. He said it in an interview or something like that, which is comical,” Faber said.
“I mean, what am I going to tell Zuffa? ‘This guy used to fight for my team so I’m not going to fight for the world championship?’ No. That’s not going to happen.”
If the two do agree to throw down inside of the Octagon, there is plenty of money to be made for all parties involved.
Of course, Faber wouldn’t need to worry about fighting for the title anytime soon since he still needs to get quality wins under his belt before that would be of any consideration.
You can listen to the entire interview here.
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