T.J Dillashaw transcript:
On giving Dominick Cruz an immediate title shot upon his return
â€œAbsolutely you know if thatâ€™s what he wants, I mean he was a champion when I first started out in this weight class and thatâ€™s who I was shooting for when I first got into the game.â€
On giving Urijah Faber a title shot if he becomes champion.
â€œIf they were to make it worth our while then I imagine we would, but you know itâ€™s a business and weâ€™ll have to go through that tunnel when it comes.â€
On his thoughts on a rematch with Raphael Assuncao
â€œYes I expect the rematch with Assuncao after I win the belt. It will be my first title defence.â€
On his decision loss to Raphael Assuncao
â€œThat was my fault ultimately for keeping the fight so close. I do feel like I got robbed in that fightâ€
On being over looked for this fight by Dana White and Fans
â€œIt doesnâ€™t bother me. Actually itâ€™s the first time Iâ€™ve gone into the fight as an underdog so itâ€™s kind of like a stress relief coz I don't have to go in with these expectation of how good I am supposed to do. I actually get to prove everybody wrong so I wouldnâ€™t say that itâ€™s bothering me too much and I donâ€™t look into it. I just try to stick to my game plan and what Iâ€™m good at.â€
What Urijah Faber did wrong in his title Fight against Barao
"It was just one of those things where he stood in front of him just a little bit too long and was in his range (and) not in his own. You know, I mean you gotta be in your comfortable spot instead of where Renan Barao is comfortable."
On keys to Victory over Renan Barao and what he does better than him
â€œJust putting everything together at the right times, you know, just how well rounded I can be and just a better athlete, just pressure, get that wrestler grind, just the mentality of wearing him out. My cardio will be better and I want it more.â€
Comparing Chris Wiedman beating Anderson Silva to his fight with Renan Barao
"Everyone thought that Anderson Silva was unbeatable but, you know Wiedman put it all together and he's one of those guys that wasnâ€™t scared to get into the cage against him and knew, and had belief that he was going to win much like Iâ€™m in the same situation. I believe I can win and I just gotta bring it to him."
On how he plans on beating Renan Barao at UFC 173
â€œI am winning by unanimous decision. The 5 round fight, itâ€™s gonna be a tough one and Iâ€™m gonna win unanimously.