Words and things, mostly words.
Former flyweight title challenger and bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw, released a statement today, revealing that he has been suspended for 1 year by both USADA and the New York State Athletic Commission. The suspension is due to an “adverse finding” on a test administered for his bout with Henry Cejudo, but no other details have been revealed.
While it would not shock me at all that Dillashaw used PEDs to drop down to 125 pounds, it’s also equally likely he took a sketchy supplement and unknowingly ingested a banned substance. The majority of USADA’s findings have been just that sort of thing, even if their response to these results has varied over the course of their relationship with the UFC.
This throws the bantamweight division into flux, and we’ll see who the UFC pairs up to determine the new champion. Presumably they would book Henry Cejudo against Marlon Moraes, as the flyweight division is being wound down — regardless of what anyone might tell you.