Heavyweight next? T.J. Dillashaw looks humongous… post-USADA!
The former UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is currently serving a 2-year suspension for using the performance-enhancing drug erythropoietin (EPO)… and the time off seems to affect his body A LOT!
While we are used to seeing Dillashaw looking lean and muscular at bantamweight, the 33-year-old looked insanely ripped when he went down to flyweight to challenge Henry Cejudo for the belt in early 2019.
Dillashaw lost the bout via TKO in the first round, and afterwards tested positive for EPO in both his pre and post-fight drug tests. He will not be able to return to the octagon until January 19, 2021 and it seems like “Killashaw” is enjoying taking some time off.
In his most recent Instagram post, Dillashaw says he is “Back to grinding in the garage in good company” and he looks bigger than ever:
Just compare this picture with some previous pictures from bantamweight and how he looked when he went down to flyweight:
T.J. Dillashaw ahead of his flyweight debut
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Love when a plan comes together, big thanks to my coaches and teammates like @jarchmma for pushing me everyday. @treigning_lab Strong! Coach Cal is a genius, stronger than my last camp reaching new PR’s and being as light as I am is insane. This weight cut has been too easy, I expected it to be a lot harder! Don’t get me wrong it was a ton of work but no hiccups and feel great. This was the last workout in the garage before flying to New York #TreigninglabStrong #killashaw @boostmobile #boostmobile
T.J. Dillashaw in bantamweight
What do you think about Dillashaw’s physique?