UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington recently stated that TJ Dillashaw will suffer a loss against Cory Sandhagen at this Saturday’s UFC Vegas 32 event.
Colby Covington explains his claim
Dillashaw is set to return from a 30-month layoff this to face Sandhagen in a potential No. 1 contender bout in 135lbs division. Dillashaw never lost his belt and had to relinquish when he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. TJ Dillashaw ‘Banned’ From Major UFC Show
Dillashaw has been open about why he used PEDs before his fight with Henry Cejudo, but Covington blasted the fighter for the abuse.
Covington spoke to James Lynch, and explained why Dillashaw will lose to Sandhagen on Saturday. He claimed that Dillashaw is mentally weak and that the track record of MMA fighters coming back from long layoffs due to PEDs use isn’t the strongest.
Here is what he said:
“Usually the general track record when you come back from a steroid suspension, you don’t fare well. It doesn’t matter who they put in there against him, I just don’t see him being the same guy he was in the past. Mentally when you take steroids and you have that advantage and that edge that you get from the lab, and then when you don’t have it, there’s a mental thing that it changes. He’s probably doubting himself. I mean that’s why he’s already pushed the fight back (from May to July) as it is. He probably has a lot of doubts. It doesn’t matter who they put him in there to fight, I just don’t see him coming back successfully and winning after coming back from a steroid suspension.”
We will have to see who walks out of UFC Vegas 32 as the winner of the bout.