Posted 4/8/07 11:45:00AM
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.
Posted 7/5/07 11:42:00PM
More like Perez. I do think Pickett faces faber or mcdonald next
Posted 6/6/12 1:54:00PM
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.
Posted 6/7/11 4:52:00AM
i agree w/ prozac but also agree that Pickett/Dillashaw would be a fun match
Posted 1/6/10 12:05:00PM
Giant step up. What about brian bowlhits if he wins his next fight?