Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt, Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia slated for UFC 255 on Nov. 21 ... Conor McGregor accepts Dustin Poirier rematch but it 'must happen in 2020' Darragh Murphy. Garbrandt (12-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC), the former 135-pound champion, returned to the win column in a big way Saturday night, stopping veteran Raphael Assuncao in the co-main event of UFC 250, which tool place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Sign up for our newsletter and get every update delivered to your inbox! "I love that team and I'd do anything for it so I stuck up for TJ on there and I almost lost my contract while this guy was lying to us. Please check your email for a confirmation. The season coincided with the souring of the relationship between Dillashaw and Team Alpha Male due to the fighter's decision to switch allegiances to work under Duane Ludwig in Colorado. Garbrandt is one of only two champions in the UFC to hold a perfect professional record and while flawless records matter a lot less in mixed martial arts than they do in boxing, they certainly don't hurt. Faber had let the basics of the Dillashaw situation slip whilst in conversation with McGregor and 'The Notorious' was like a dog with a bone as he repeatedly referred to Dillashaw as a snake in the grass. Thanks for signing up. Garbrandt has since been replace by Alex Perez, but that bout certainly doesn't hold the allure of a Figueiredo vs. Garbrandt … "Dana [White] and Lorenzo [Fertitta] called Urijah [Faber]. Please check your email for a confirmation. He was a teammate and that's who I stick up for. UFC should embrace Conor McGregor's proposed new role. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. As fate would have it, Garbrandt is set to defend his bantamweight title for the first time weekend against none other than Dillashaw in one of the most anticipated grudge matches in years. "@Cody_Nolove to @CarolinePearce about his history with TJ pic.twitter.com/hjGMTL0oRp, — UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) November 1, 2017, "That's why I have so much animosity towards him, I couldn't care less if he left.". 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But Garbrandt's UFC career was almost cut short before it even gathered momentum because an altercation with Conor McGregor on The Ultimate Fighter set two years ago almost saw the Team Alpha Male prospect removed from the UFC roster. "I was almost kicked out of the UFC for sticking up him against Conor on The Ultimate Fighter, if you recall that incident we had," Garbrandt told BT Sport. How different Cody Garbrandt's career could have been. I didn't have a big name for myself but when someone asks you to fight and I'm sticking up TJ and, in retrospect, he's telling us that he's with us when we asked him about the rumours. 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I wasn't really good friends with him. Legitimate animosity exists between the two greatest 135lbers in the world and they will get to settle their differences in the centre of the Octagon at Madison Square Garden in the co-main event of UFC 217 this Saturday night. 'No Love' has got all the ingredients required to make a superstar and, with the UFC in desperate need of guaranteed pay-per-view successes, his breakthrough couldn't have come at a better time. The reigning UFC bantamweight champion has been hailed as the promotion's "next big star" by president Dana White but Garbrandt came so close to being cut adrift in 2015. The whole situation came to a head with Garbrandt defending his then-teammate and shoving the Irishman in an act which almost saw his UFC contract terminated.

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