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Cody Garbrandt is known for his lethal fists, not his savvy trash talk. Today he may have inadvertently admitted too much while exchanging verbal barbs with TJ Dillashaw at the UFC 217 pre-fight press conference.
Garbrandt: Oh, yeah, the guy’s on everything.
Dillashaw (sarcastically): Yeah, I’m on everything. They test me every day. I’m on everything.
Garbrandt: Funny, you’re the one who showed everyone how to do it on Team Alpha Male.
If true, it means that “everyone” at Team Alpha Male learned how to do steroids from Cody… implying that several fighters at the California-based gym are or have been on steroids. Fighters and insiders often claim “everyone is on steroids”, but admitting your teammates are too, at an official UFC press conference, isn’t exactly the best look.
TJ took to Twitter to respond:
That wasn’t the end of the exchange, of course. TJ and Cody also went back and forth on who got the better of whom in the gym. This may be the exchange that prompted Garbrandt to finally release the footage that shows him dropping Dillashaw in a sparring session.
Here’s that infamous clip, looking like Cody took a video of a computer screen on his phone. It looks a little like that one time Cody got knocked out, before he turned professional in MMA.
This KO was referenced by Dominick Cruz before Garbrandt schooled him in their bout:
Garbrandt claimed his knockdown of Dillashaw would indeed have been a KO in a fight
The memes have already been updated:
Paulie Malignaggi, who will never ever let it go:
How times have changed indeed.
I can’t wait for this Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Rose Namajunas go to war, either. What a treat UFC 217 is.
The icy cold stare of Rose is the perfect foil to the pathological aggression of Joanna.
I can honestly say this does nothing for me.
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I’ll say it now: Derek Brunson would knock Luke Rockhold out cold.
All time great tweet from the Greatest Tweeter, Tito Ortiz
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
Team Alpha Male’s Lance Palmer with the win over UFC veteran Steven Siler:
Top notch commentary from Bas Rutten
When the clock doesn’t keep track.
Spinning shite done right
The classic faceplant KO
“Pitbull” knocks out “Whiteboy” in a battle of classic MMA nicknames
Always a fun spot to find yourself in
Podcasts and Video
Native MMA Mania analyst and TAM insider Andrew Richardson and I preview UFC 217, especially Garbrandt-Dillashaw. At 16:20 we start discussing the knockout footage (before it was released) and Richardson explains why it doesn’t matter.
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This was amazing. An employee who was leaving does for 11 minutes what Twitter should have done months ago.
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