TJ Dillashaw: Dominick Cruz Wants To Run, Not Fight

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw surrendered his title last month in the main event of UFC Fight Night 81, dropping a slightly controversial decision loss to Dominick “The Dominator” Cruz.

Leading up to the bout, it seemed as if there was some tension between the two, and Dillashaw, who has openly expressed his interest in an immediate rematch, hasn’t given it up.

Cruz, a fighter who possesses world class movement and footwork, has been criticized in the past for being a boring fighter, and not being one to engage so to say. Dillashaw believes this to be true, and took to his official Instagram account earlier today to blast the champion for wanting to run rather than actually fight:

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“Only equipment needed for the rematch against Cruz,” Dillashaw said on Friday. “Next training camp is going to be strictly running marathons and pillow fighting. Cause that little b–ch doesn’t want to fight he wants to run and throw his pillows around that he calls fists!”

Continuing on, the former kingpin made it clear that he wasn’t going to sit around and be nice and quiet anymore, but rather voice his opinions. At this point, Dillashaw essentially demanded a rematch, making it known that he wants his belt back:

“Give me the rematch to get back what is rightfully mine and should have never lost,” Dillashaw wrote. “No more being respectful or nice cause that doesn’t seem to get you s–t anymore.”

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While an immediate rematch between Cruz and Dillashaw could be a possibility within the contender scarce 135-pound division, all signs have pointed to the UFC booking a trilogy bout between “The Dominator” and No. 3-ranked Urijah “The California Kid” Faber.

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Who would you rather see Cruz defend his title against next?