T.J. Dillashaw responded to Dominick Cruz’s request for a title shot,
“He sounds like a salty c*nt, to be honest,” Dillashaw said.
“I just think he’s obviously jealous of me being able to stay in the top, you know – my layoff and how long I’ve been in the sport and me still be able to come back and prove that I’m still the best. And I did lose money, right? Me not fighting for two years while being a champion is a lot of money out of my pocket. (If I had) kept racking in the wins, getting title defenses, I mean, we’re talking about millions and millions of dollars that I let slip through my fingers because I made a f*cking stupid mistake.
“So yeah, I paid my time, I came back and f*cking grinded to get that win on f*cking one leg and one eye, and there’s nothing you can do to deny me that it’s my shot. So like I said, he’s just being salty, and that’s kind of his personality, anyways. He’s kind of an unlikable dude. I mean, I’ve always respected him and I think he’s got a good eye for stuff, but he’s got like this chip on his shoulder where he feels like everything’s owed to him, and he’s just like always complaining about sh*t.”
“I mean, I’ve got bigger fish to fry, to kind of be honest. If all the chips line up, I get my belt back, Henry Cejudo is saying he’s back, you’ve got Jose Aldo. I think there’s a lot more dangerous and notable guys to fight.”