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TJ Dillashaw: I can beat both Jose Aldo AND Conor McGregor


"I would love to do a champion vs. champion fight. That's my next goal. The goal was to become best in the world in my weight class and I've done it. I need to obviously stay dominant and hold my belt and continue to do so, but I would love to in the future fight champion vs. champion and go up a weight class and do that. That's my main goal now. Obviously I'm going to believe in myself and I'm going to win that fight. I feel that I can hold my own with [McGregor] striking. I know that he's a big 145 pounder so his reach will give me a little bit of trouble, but you know, to work my way in and use my wrestling pedigree. I think I'd be able to wear him out and keep him guessing and I would win that fight against McGregor or Aldo. Whoever is going to win the fight, I would beat either of them."

Well, you can't say Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw isn't short on confidence. Even so, it's ballsy enough to say you could beat either Jose Aldo or Conor McGregor, who battle for "Junior's" belt at UFC 189. But to insist you can beat them both? With talk like that (via Submission Radio), "The Viper" needs to come out and mop the floor with Renan Barao when they rematch at the UFC on FOX 16 event on July 25 in Chicago, Illinois (more on that fight here). I'm sure it's comments like this which infuriated the Brazilian challenger (see why here) and after a pair of postponements, he'll have his chance to keep Dillashaw from ever moving up in weight -- and reclaim his 135-pound strap in the process. But if Dillashaw does win, would anyone out there in MMA land want to see him try his luck at featherweight?

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