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T.J. Dillashaw reveals injury-plagued UFC on ESPN 27 camp, refused to withdraw: 'It had been too f-ing long'

Posted On: Oct 19, 2021   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

T.J. Dillashaw reveals injury-plagued UFC on ESPN 27 camp, refused to withdraw: 'It had been too f-ing long'

LAS VEGAS - T.J. Dillashaw experienced multiple layers of adversity during his UFC on ESPN 27 main event win over Cory Sandhagen - a theme he carried into the fight from an injury-plagued fight camp.
At a UFC on ESPN 27 post-fight news conference Saturday, Dillashaw described the knee injury he suffered in the opening round of his five-round split decision win over Sandhagen and how it impacted his performance.
“Unfortunately, after that first round, I couldn't lift,” Dillashaw said. “I took his back quite a few times and I'm really good from that clinch position on the back, but I couldn't throw my legs back and I couldn't lift. hanging out using those knees as best I could while he was hand fighting. It was a little unfortunate. I tried doing a couple of scissor-trips. I tried lifting in that second round when I had his back, but my knee just wasn't having it.”
Unsure if his knee will require surgery, Dillashaw indicated it's not the only wound he'll aim to...

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