T.J Dillashaw has taken issue with how Paddy does things and has questioned his “Work ethic”. The former two-time bantamweight champion has had some words to say regarding the lightweight on a roll and his lifestyle choices. Condemning “The Baddy” and going as far as saying “He’ll never be a champion”.
The Scouse fighter has become quite well known for his post-fight antics since becoming a star in the UFC. Gaining weight in what might be record time, he consumes as much junk food as possible and piles on the pounds. He seems very happy with this and has gone on record plenty of times stating he’d rather be “fat and happy” than “ripped and miserable”.
With a recent fight announced for July 23rd. Paddy will now be undergoing what many believe is one of the most radical weight changes in the sport. Weighing in recently and claiming to be around the 200-pound mark this leaves Pimblett with at least 44 pounds to shed before the scheduled weigh-in.
This is where T.J thinks Paddy takes the biscuit.
Words From T.J Dillashaw
Recently going on The Schaub Show, the former Bantamweight champ had some words regarding Paddy. Keeping things respectful he had this to say. “They can promote him the right way and do all this good stuff, and he’s got some stuff to grow and get into the higher echelons of the UFC, but if you keep that same work ethic that he has now, he’ll never be a champion”.
He continued in the same vein. “You can’t get that fat. You can’t get out of shape. It just kind of proves the dedication to what you need to do”. He explains that it isn’t a knock on the lightweight but more of a heads up. “I’m not trying to pound on him or anything, but that’s something I think he’s going to have to figure out with age, right? He’s young. … It’s a full-time job, bro. This isn’t just wanting to be a fighter – you have to be a fighter.”
As someone who used to gain lots of weight in the off-season himself, even selling t-shirts mocking the fact. It seems T.J is trying to guide the 27-year-old away from this habit.
The Scouser didn’t take the comments well. Taking to Twitter to respond in typical Paddy fashion pulling zero punches. What seemed to be the icing on the cake for the Lightweight was T.J and his weight gaining past.
As seen in the tweet, Pimblett didn’t take the words said as friendly as T.J said them. Taking them as more of a personal attack. Touching on all manner of negatives from Dillashaw’s past this is some unlikely beef.
That last tweet seemed to be the end of it. That was until T.J took to Instagram to respond and defend himself and his comments. Here is what he had to say:
Paddy once again Tweeted his response as seen below.
What do you make of the situation?
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