TJ Dillashaw Blocking Out Distractions, Focusing Squarely On Cruz Fight

TJ Dillashaw

Photo via Jul 25, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Renan Barao (blue gloves) fights against TJ Dillashaw (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Some fans and pundits considered TJ Dillashaw to be an unlikely bantamweight champion. Three knockout wins, two of them over Renan Barao, silenced such talk.

Now, as Dillashaw approaches his third title defense this Sunday, he’s in the midst of another seemingly unlikely scenario – a three-way rivalry with former teammate Urijah Faber and current challenger Dominick Cruz.

And yes, the California native plans on shutting that mess down soon enough too.

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Thumbnail photo via Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports Images

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