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Urijah Faber Reassures Fans Regarding Cody Garbrandt’s Social Media Absence

Last month, former Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight king Cody Garbrandt suffered his second consecutive loss to bitter rival and former teammate T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 227 in an unsuccessful attempt to recapture his bantamweight title.
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Cody Garbrandt Reflects On Near-Suicide Attempt As A Teen

The former UFC bantamweight champion shares the story of almost killing himself for the first time.

Cody Garbrandt has made it no secret that he grew up under some pretty rough conditions, with family members in and out of jail and a lot of physical abuse to go around. One of those fights almost ended up with Cody cutting off his brother Zach’s finger.

But in this latest video interview with Christian YouTube channel I Am Second, Garbrandt delves into how that seemingly dysfunctional relationship with his brother was also what shaped him into a fighter and would end up saving him from suicide.

”My brother was always bigger, faster, stronger, meaner than me growing up, so I think that’s why I was always quick to fight,” Grabrandt explained. “I had something to prove. Me and Zach, we fought so many times in our lives. I mean, some pretty violent fights … But he’s been my best friend, my sole competitor. I’m so thankful for all the thumpings and the fights that we got into that made me into the man I am today. And not only just for the fights. He was there for me.”

”There’s a part of the story where Zach came and intervened in my life, where I wanted to give up. I was a teenager, I think I was a senior in high school. I wanted to become a state champion again. I won state as a freshman, I got beat as a sophomore, I was injured as a junior. Wrestling was something I did my whole entire life, and I think losing the passion for that, I didn’t have any drive. I just felt unaccomplished, and I got in with the wrong crowd, started doing some drugs and partying and kind of living super carelessly, and it almost consumed my life.”

”I felt like my road was running to an end,” Cody continued. “For a while, I wasn’t who I was. I was in a very dark place. Very, very, dark place. And I almost hung myself. And my brother came in the door, and he saved my life. It’s the first time I’m talking about it, but I’ve never been more grateful for him. He just came in and busted down the door and gave me the biggest hug and sat there with me and cried with me and said everything was going to be all right. That was the day that, you know, really was a changing point for me and my life, as well.”

“That moment, that bond, and that thing that we went through really brought us even closer. Attending church services together, and it was nice to be there with my big brother and worship God and learning and growing towards him. So that was the start of a growing relationship with the Lord.”

I Am Second ‘tells stories of life transformation that happen by putting God first and living second,’ so if you want to hear more about that make sure to watch the whole video. And if you’re feeling lost and suicidal or know someone who is, please reach out.

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UFC 227 Results: TJ Dillashaw Does It Again, Smashing Cody Garbrandt Ever Quicker Than Before

The last time they fought, it took TJ Dillashaw about a round and a half to knock then-champ Cody Garbrandt out. This time around, it took less than a round.

In the main event of UFC 227, bantamweight top dog Dillashaw gave former teammate-now rival Garbrandt his immediate rematch, and you have to think that maybe Garbrandt should’ve taken some extra time off to work on those holes Dillashaw keeps exploiting.

Yes, they threw down, firing fists that were almost faster than bullets while flitting into range and flitting out. And since we both know these guys are capable of banging, and putting people away with the heat they throw, at any moment either guy could’ve gone down.

But Dillashaw simply has Garbrandt’s number, and has a firm handle on when to unleash those counters, and soon it was a knee and some punches that had Garbrandt sinking to the canvas once more.

It was a pretty badass performance by both, but Dillashaw… he’s the man.

 

Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (Punches) at 4:17, R1

 

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UFC 227 Results: TJ Dillashaw Does It Again, Smashing Cody Garbrandt Ever Quicker Than Before

The last time they fought, it took TJ Dillashaw about a round and a half to knock then-champ Cody Garbrandt out. This time around, it took less than a round.

In the main event of UFC 227, bantamweight top dog Dillashaw gave former teammate-now rival Garbrandt his immediate rematch, and you have to think that maybe Garbrandt should’ve taken some extra time off to work on those holes Dillashaw keeps exploiting.

Yes, they threw down, firing fists that were almost faster than bullets while flitting into range and flitting out. And since we both know these guys are capable of banging, and putting people away with the heat they throw, at any moment either guy could’ve gone down.

But Dillashaw simply has Garbrandt’s number, and has a firm handle on when to unleash those counters, and soon it was a knee and some punches that had Garbrandt sinking to the canvas once more.

It was a pretty badass performance by both, but Dillashaw… he’s the man.

 

Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (Punches) at 4:17, R1

 

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UFC 227 Results: TJ Dillashaw Does It Again, Smashing Cody Garbrandt Ever Quicker Than Before

The last time they fought, it took TJ Dillashaw about a round and a half to knock then-champ Cody Garbrandt out. This time around, it took less than a round.

In the main event of UFC 227, bantamweight top dog Dillashaw gave former teammate-now rival Garbrandt his immediate rematch, and you have to think that maybe Garbrandt should’ve taken some extra time off to work on those holes Dillashaw keeps exploiting.

Yes, they threw down, firing fists that were almost faster than bullets while flitting into range and flitting out. And since we both know these guys are capable of banging, and putting people away with the heat they throw, at any moment either guy could’ve gone down.

But Dillashaw simply has Garbrandt’s number, and has a firm handle on when to unleash those counters, and soon it was a knee and some punches that had Garbrandt sinking to the canvas once more.

It was a pretty badass performance by both, but Dillashaw… he’s the man.

 

Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (Punches) at 4:17, R1

 

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UFC 227 Results: TJ Dillashaw Does It Again, Smashing Cody Garbrandt Ever Quicker Than Before

The last time they fought, it took TJ Dillashaw about a round and a half to knock then-champ Cody Garbrandt out. This time around, it took less than a round.

In the main event of UFC 227, bantamweight top dog Dillashaw gave former teammate-now rival Garbrandt his immediate rematch, and you have to think that maybe Garbrandt should’ve taken some extra time off to work on those holes Dillashaw keeps exploiting.

Yes, they threw down, firing fists that were almost faster than bullets while flitting into range and flitting out. And since we both know these guys are capable of banging, and putting people away with the heat they throw, at any moment either guy could’ve gone down.

But Dillashaw simply has Garbrandt’s number, and has a firm handle on when to unleash those counters, and soon it was a knee and some punches that had Garbrandt sinking to the canvas once more.

It was a pretty badass performance by both, but Dillashaw… he’s the man.

 

Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (Punches) at 4:17, R1

 

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UFC 227 Results: TJ Dillashaw Does It Again, Smashing Cody Garbrandt Ever Quicker Than Before

The last time they fought, it took TJ Dillashaw about a round and a half to knock then-champ Cody Garbrandt out. This time around, it took less than a round.

In the main event of UFC 227, bantamweight top dog Dillashaw gave former teammate-now rival Garbrandt his immediate rematch, and you have to think that maybe Garbrandt should’ve taken some extra time off to work on those holes Dillashaw keeps exploiting.

Yes, they threw down, firing fists that were almost faster than bullets while flitting into range and flitting out. And since we both know these guys are capable of banging, and putting people away with the heat they throw, at any moment either guy could’ve gone down.

But Dillashaw simply has Garbrandt’s number, and has a firm handle on when to unleash those counters, and soon it was a knee and some punches that had Garbrandt sinking to the canvas once more.

It was a pretty badass performance by both, but Dillashaw… he’s the man.

 

Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (Punches) at 4:17, R1

 

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UFC 227 Primer: Cody Garbrandt Could Easily Be Champ Again

Not to take anything away from TJ Dillashaw, but Cody Garbrandt could easily wind up wearing that bantamweight championship belt again.

Yes, Dillashaw was already the champ once before, and when he dethroned Garbrandt, it was via fast and furious knockout – which is a pretty definitive ending to any fight. But…

…When Dillashaw and Garbrandt clashed at UFC 217, the really banged the hell out of each other. It could have just as easily been Garbrandt catching Dillashaw, and when they meet in the main event of UFC 227 on Saturday, that could totally happen.

Will it be a fun, fantastic fight? Heck yeah. Both men are truly the best the bantamweight division has to offer, plus Garbrandt has exceptional dancing skills. Could Dillashaw win again? Sure. Could Garbrandt win this time? Fo’ sheezy.

Here’s a sample of Garbrandt in action.

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UFC 227 Primer: Cody Garbrandt Could Easily Be Champ Again

Not to take anything away from TJ Dillashaw, but Cody Garbrandt could easily wind up wearing that bantamweight championship belt again.

Yes, Dillashaw was already the champ once before, and when he dethroned Garbrandt, it was via fast and furious knockout – which is a pretty definitive ending to any fight. But…

…When Dillashaw and Garbrandt clashed at UFC 217, the really banged the hell out of each other. It could have just as easily been Garbrandt catching Dillashaw, and when they meet in the main event of UFC 227 on Saturday, that could totally happen.

Will it be a fun, fantastic fight? Heck yeah. Both men are truly the best the bantamweight division has to offer, plus Garbrandt has exceptional dancing skills. Could Dillashaw win again? Sure. Could Garbrandt win this time? Fo’ sheezy.

Here’s a sample of Garbrandt in action.

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Midnight Mania! TJ Dillashaw Out to Ruin Cody Garbrandt’s Career

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There is truly ‘No Love’ lost between former Team Alpha Male training partners TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt. Garbrandt clearly regarded Dillashaw following his striking coach Duane Ludwig to Colorado as a betrayal, and made his feelings known before their first bout. That fight, which was decided on a knife edge of reflex and fast-twitch punches, saw Garbrandt rock Dillashaw at the end of the first round before TJ put Garbrandt away in the second and roared in his face he stood, the thousand-yard stare in Cody’s eyes telling of unlooked for loss and stunned grief.

Garbrandt will get the chance to redeem himself with a rematch August 4th at UFC 227. But Dillashaw doesn’t plan on letting him back onto the bantamweight throne. He regards this fight as no different from any other. Via BloodyElbow.com:

“You kind of prepare the same for every fight,” he said. “You add a few tricks to try and keep your opponents guessing, but that’s about it. I love rematches, though. I’ve always done great in rematches. The more I can figure out my opponent the better and I’m going to know Cody like the back of my hand. It’s going to be a good night for me.”

Dillashaw has only lost once since first winning the title against Barao, a debated split decision against Dominick Cruz. Clearly, he is doing something right with his preparation. While a loss would reverse his achievement, Dillashaw sees the immediate rematch as an opportunity to put Garbrandt in his rear-view mirror once and for all.

“He knows I’m the better fighter,” chirped Dillashaw. “He’ll pump himself up. He’ll talk; that he’s great, that he’s better, and all this stuff, but he knows. He knows the truth. I’m the better all around fighter. I’m the smarter fighter. And this is a bad situation for him, to go right back into a rematch for the title.”

Dillashaw doesn’t have any qualms about what he is planning on doing to his old teammate.

“I’m going to ruin his career,” said Dillashaw, while switching his convivial tone to one that was dead serious. “I’m going to ruin his career at this weight class. He’s already getting his second shot, he should have worried about getting better, but I don’t know if he really can. I don’t know if he’s that smart of a fighter, but I plan on ruining his career at 135.”

Many mixed martial artists refuse to talk shit before a fight because of the unpredictability. Dillashaw acknowledges that, but believes his confidence is well-founded.

“This sport’s crazy, obviously anything can happen,” continued Dillashaw, with more levity. “You’ve always got to be ready for it and be nervous for that fight, but he doesn’t have a chance. I’ll be ready for anything he can bring to the table. You’ve always got to expect the toughest fight, but he doesn’t have a chance.”


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