A few things come to mind when you think of TJ Dillashaw. Championship streaks and perfect knockouts are two of them. However, one big flaw in his resume that fans will never forget is steroid abuse.
For those who don’t know, tj dillashaw Banned from fighting from 2019 to 2021 by USADA.pearl In April 2019, it was announced that TJ Dillashaw would be banned from professional fights.
The situation went something like this. In January 2019, Dillashaw took over then flyweight champion Henry Cejudo to try to become the third UFC fighter to win a two-division belt. However, this didn’t work out for him as he lost by TKO in the first round.
Worse still, it turned out to be sending a urine sample to USADA that tested positive for recombinant human erythropoietin or EPO. [H/T Forbes]
USADA explains the usage of the drug as follows, “rHuEPO is a synthetic hormone used to stimulate the body’s red blood cell production, thereby increasing oxygen transport and aerobic power, and is a prohibited substance under the UFC Anti-Doping class of Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances and Mimetics. Policy adopting the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List”
As a result, Dillashaw was out of the field for two years and was forced to relinquish his minor welterweight title.
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Despite steroid abuse, TJ Dillashaw may prove its worth this Saturday at UFC 280
It seems that TJ Dillashaw’s legacy could be tainted forever by controversy over his decision to break fair competition rules. But he did his best to stay on track – defeating Cory Sandhagen after returning last year.
fight against Aljamain pound At UFC 280, TJ Dillashaw is sure to be clean. USADA’s testing history. The fighter has been tested nine times this year, yielding a clean sample each time, according to USADA’s database.
Aljamain Sterling is a tough opponent – he has managed to convincingly beat Petr Yan, currently considered the top bantamweight. Sterling kept Yan on the ground for the majority of the match, thereby neutralizing his opponent’s main skill set, namely his shot.
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TJ Dillashaw also has some of the best standouts in the UFC. Although this is the main difference between his style and Sterling’s style, Dillashaw can change that and fight on the field, as he is an accomplished wrestler himself.
If Dillashaw trumps on Saturday, he will most likely face the winner. Petr Yan and Sean O’Malley as the first championship defense since suspension. Thus, if Dillashaw wins the next few fights, he can dispel any doubts that he is undoubtedly the greatest of all time.
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