Urijah Faber Tells How Conor McGregor Heated Up His Rivalry With TJ Dillashaw

A stacked UFC 217 card is coming just around the corner in November, complete with (at least) two title fights.

One of which will be Cody Garbrandt defending his bantamweight title against bitter rival and former champ, TJ Dillashaw…

“THE WHOLE THING WITH CONOR [MCGREGOR] HAPPENED ON THE [ULTIMATE FIGHTER 22] TV SHOW BEFORE THIS. BEFORE ANY OF THIS HAPPENED, CONOR MCGREGOR STARTED CALLING [DILLASHAW] A SNAKE BECAUSE ME AND CONOR HAD ONE CONVERSATION. WE WERE SITTING THERE AND HE GOES, ‘MAN, CONGRATULATIONS ON TJ FOR DEFENDING HIS BELT,‘ BECAUSE HE WAS STILL ON OUR TEAM HIS LAST TITLE DEFENSE. AND I GO THANKS, [MCGREGOR] GOES, ‘BUT WHAT’S UP WITH DUANE [LUDWIG] SAYING NO ONE ON YOUR TEAM WANTS TO BE A CHAMPIONS, THAT’S WEIRD.‘ I SAID, OH HE’S JUST BITTER BECAUSE HE’S TRYING TO GET EVERYONE TO GO OUT TO HIS CAMP, HE’S JUST BEING A HATER, THIS AND THAT. HE TOOK THAT LITTLE BIT OF DRAMA BETWEEN ME AND DUANE […] THEN THE NEXT TIME HE SAW TJ HE GOES, ‘OH, THERE’S THE SNAKE IN THE GRASS‘, AND JUST BUILT IT INTO THIS BIG THING.”

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