TJ Dillashaw Says He Gets Chills Thinking About His UFC 173 Title Shot
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.29.2014
He fights Renan Barao...
In an interview with KXTV News 10, TJ Dillashaw (9-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) said that he gets chills thinking about his bantamweight title shot against Renan Barao (32-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) at UFC 173. The fight will main event the May 24 show at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It replaces the main event between middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machia after Weidman had to postpone due to injury.
On being excited for the fight:" I just couldn't sleep at all, everything was going through my head about how things are going to change," Dillashaw told News10. "In my mind, I am going to be the new UFC champion of the world."
On the title shot: "I get chills being the one who has a chance to bring that belt back to Sacramento and Team Alpha Male."
On his coach Duane Ludwig: "Duane is my coach. And it works out perfect that he is going to be able to leave with a title under his belt."