Garbrandt wants rematch. Why former Sacramento teammate Dillashaw might not grant it.

Garbrandt wants rematch. Why former Sacramento teammate Dillashaw might not grant it.

Bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt has finally released footage allegedly showing him knocking out UFC 217 opponent and former teammate TJ Dillashaw in a sparring session.

Dillashaw emerged with the bantamweight belt and became a two-time UFC champion, but he had to overcome being dropped in the first round. He ate a hard right hand from Garbrandt. A back injury to Garbrandt pushed the fight back until the UFC 217 co-main event on Saturday, and the rivalry was finally settled.

Dillashaw and Garbrandt had previously trained together at Team Alpha Male in Sacramento. Garbrandt pressed forward with a flurry that got Dillashaw's attention.

"I was fighting No 1 contenders and I should still be the champion".

At the time of the falling out between Johnson and the promotion, the flyweight champ named a few reasons why he didn't want to fight Dillashaw.

"He will be around, but he's going to have to have some tough fights to even get back to me, so who knows if I showed his weakness. He doesn't deserve a rematch", Dillashaw said after the fight, according to So, that's one that I won't ever forgive him for. "I hit him with the right hook as he circled out".

White on Demetrious Johnson wanting $2 million for a possible fight with Dillashaw: "He's a partner in the pay-per-view".

You can't condition your chin.

Both fighters came out swinging with bad intentions from the get-go as a fire-fight ensued in the opening round. (Expletive) you. I don't care what you make. "I am the champion, this is my belt". That's why I caught him with a head kick. I was kicking low, kicking his body, kicking low, but I slowly had the finish.

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