TJ Dillashaw will not be doing the Octagon Walk on May 8.
In the main event of UFC Vegas 26, Dillashaw was set to return from a two-year suspension at USADA to face rising contender Cory Sandhagen. It was a very intriguing bantamweight fight with the winner likely to get the next title shot. It was also to be Dillashaw’s first fight since losing to Henry Cejudo by TKO for the flyweight title before being suspended.
However, according to MMA reporter C. Conterars Legaspi, Dillashaw is out of action due to an injury.
BREAKDOWN: TJ Dillashaw is out of his comeback fight against Cory Sandhagen due to injury. The UFC is currently working on a new main event for May 8. (By sources).
– C. Contreras Legaspi (@CCLegaspi) April 27, 2021
“BREAKDOWN: TJ Dillashaw is missing from his comeback bout with Cory Sandhagen due to injury. The UFC is currently working on a new main event for May 8. (According to sources). “
The report goes on to say that the UFC plans to postpone the fight to a new date. It is not known when Dillashaw will be healthy. Hopefully the promotion keeps the fight as the main event, as it definitely takes five rounds. The winner of the fight will also be in line to take on the winner of Aljamain Sterling against Petr Yan 2, whenever that fight takes place.
TJ Dillashaw, as mentioned, hasn’t fought since suffering a 32-second TKO loss to Henry Cejudo in January 2019 for the flyweight title. Previously, he had won back-to-back wins over Cody Garbrandt to reclaim and defend his title. During his career, he holds notable victories over John Lineker, Renan Barao and Raphael Assuncao, among others.
Cory Sandhagen, meanwhile, just left the 28-second flying knee knockout over Frankie Edgar. It was his second straight win after knocking out Marlon Moraes to return to the winning column after being subjected to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 250.
Who do you think should be on the May 8 card now that TJ Dillashaw is out of his fight with Cory Sandhagen?
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