It has been announced yesterday that TJ Dillashaw was surrendering his belt and would lose his title due to a positive drug test by the USADA. Social media has been abuzz with reactions that Dillashaw relinquishing the UFC bantamweight title as a result. As we reported yesterday. Dillashaw via his Instagram account announced he will voluntarily relinquish the UFC bantamweight title after failing a USADA drug test which stemmed from his flyweight title defeat to champion Henry Cejudo.
It was just weeks ago that Dillashaw was trying to add a second UFC world title to his collection, Now he is left without a title belt and has been issued with a one-year ban to run retroactively from his January 19 loss to Cejudo. And as expected this shocking news has started to trickle across and eventually dominated the MMA social circles here are some of the early reactions today about this developing story. Dillashaw has been very quiet about what the substance was he tested positive for so far.
TJ Dillashaw has been suspended for a year by the NYSAC, according to sources. A formal announcement is expected to be made this AM. Unclear at this time if he will be suspended longer by USADA but this is a NYSAC and USADA issue. Also unclear what he failed for. Developing.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 20, 2019
Within the space of a few months T.J. Dillashaw has gone from being on the verge of becoming a double champ in the UFC to now holding no titles. Incredible.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) March 20, 2019
T.J. Dillashaw news is great for flyweights, especially Jussier Formiga and Deiveson Figueiredo. Whoever wins Saturday should get a shot at Henry Cejudo next.
— Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz) March 20, 2019
TJ Dillashaw: I’m going to go down there and kill the flyweight division once and for all.
The fight gods: pic.twitter.com/MfzikElPjA
— Jordan Patu (@Jordan_Patu) March 20, 2019
TJ Dillashaw went down in weight, almost killed himself getting down in weight, lost in 32 seconds and has been caught using drugs whilst getting down in weight hahaha what a fucking disaster from start to finish https://t.co/MfnsQrTr49
— Josh Woogs (@JoshWoogsUFC) March 20, 2019
All told, pretty freaking rough trip to Brooklyn for Dillashaw. Went there gunning for two belts, comes away with none. https://t.co/rt191daLDl
— Chuck Mindenhall (@ChuckMindenhall) March 20, 2019
Tell me TJ Dillashaw hasn't ruined his legacy by being an intentional cheat!!
— Steven Bowen (@bowen9123) March 20, 2019
It seems this news has shaken up the entire MMA community.
The infamous exchange between Garbrandt and Dillashaw suddenly seems a lot more damning #UFC
— Niall McGrath (@niallmcgrath4) March 20, 2019
Some are already calling for his belt
If UFC will ask me to fight for the vacated title tomorrow I will agree without a doubt in my mind and I don’t care who will be my opponent. I want that belt!
— Petr “No Mercy” Yan (@PetrYanUFC) March 20, 2019
Aljo Sterling v Marlon Moraes for the Bantamweight title I say! Shocker from Dillashaw 🙈
— RT (@Rt_415) March 20, 2019
If TJ Dillashaw has a legit case, he wouldn’t have relinquished the belt so quick.
— Bringing The Heat (@BringTheHeatPod) March 20, 2019
This is a real set back for Dillashaw, we don’t know as yet if he intentionally took the drugs or substance he tested positive for. However, this situation is a real shock and embarrassment for Dillashaw and his fan.
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