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UFC's T.J. Dillashaw wants short rest, open to fight with 'name' Brad Pickett

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Following a weekend win at UFC on FOX 7, T.J. Dillashaw is looking at the bantamweight division's rankings and hoping to fight one of the names listed above him.

Dillashaw (8-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) picked up an impressive first-round TKO win over Hugo Viana (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at this past Saturday's event. It marked his fourth consecutive win, and in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA bantamweight rankings, he moved from No. 14 to No. 13.

Dillashaw believes Viana was an underrated opponent.

"He doesn't have a huge name behind him, but he's a very tough fighter, and people are going to start to realize that," Dillashaw told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio).

He hopes that's not the case with his next opponent. Dillashaw believes he deserves a Top 10 opponent, and preferably it'll come against someone with an already-established name.

He mentioned No. 6-ranked Brad Pickett and fast-rising prospect Erik Perez as possibilities. Pickett, especially, would give Dillashaw a big name on his resume, which he knows is crucial when it comes to earning title shots.

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Post #1   4/24/13 3:30:18PM   

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More like Perez. I do think Pickett faces faber or mcdonald next

Post #2   4/24/13 5:08:54PM   

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Posted by prozacnation1978

More like Perez. I do think Pickett faces faber or mcdonald next



I think you're right prozac. I can really only see Pickett fighting Faber or McDonald next too.
But I wouldn't be disappointed at all if they announced Pickett vs Dillashaw. That would be a fun fight IMO.

Post #3   4/24/13 7:58:40PM   

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Posted by prozacnation1978

More like Perez. I do think Pickett faces faber or mcdonald next



I think you're right prozac. I can really only see Pickett fighting Faber or McDonald next too.
But I wouldn't be disappointed at all if they announced Pickett vs Dillashaw. That would be a fun fight IMO.



i agree w/ prozac but also agree that Pickett/Dillashaw would be a fun match

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Post #4   4/25/13 12:43:30AM   

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Giant step up. What about brian bowlhits if he wins his next fight?

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Post #5   4/25/13 7:24:06AM