T.J. Dillashaw Discusses a Potential Dominick Cruz Matchup On AXS TV’S Inside MMA

Also on Tonight’s Show, Benson Henderson Analyzes the Competition in the UFC and INSIDE MMA Catches up with Amateur MMA Sensation Mike Pantangco

LOS ANGELES – May 30, 2014 – After winning the bantamweight title at UFC 173 last weekend, champion fighter T.J. Dillashaw joined AXS TV’s INSIDE MMA tonight to talk about his future following the historic victory. During the interview, guest host UFC fighter Phil Davis asked Dillashaw about a potential matchup with injured former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.

Said Dillashaw:

“Who knows man, I hope for a good recovery for [Dominick Cruz] and for him to get back in the sport. I don’t like to see how he went out. So I wish him all the best, but if he steps in front of me, he’s definitely losing.”

Watch Dillashaw’s interview clip here: bit.ly/1gO5ut9

Other highlights from tonight’s show with series host Kenny Rice and guest host Phil Davis, who filled in for regular host Bas Rutten, include:

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson joined INSIDE MMA to discuss his headlining bout next week versus Russian fighter Rustam Khabilov at UFC Fight Night 42. In this clip, Henderson compares the level of competition in the UFC to that of the NBA playoffs and says Khabilov is in for a “rude awakening”: bit.ly/1o9tyFL

Then, INSIDE MMA catches up with amateur MMA fighter Mike Pantangco, whose tap-out loss in a fight he was winning went viral in in this video last week. During the exclusive interview, Pantangco talked about his now-famous amateur bout and the aftermath, following the video’s widespread media coverage. Watch the full interview here: bit.ly/U2909D

Inside MMA is mixed martial arts’ longest running and only independent weekly television news show. Every Friday LIVE at 9pE/6pP, Kenny Rice and four-time world champion Bas Rutten interview MMA’s top names and break down highlights from the biggest fights while correspondent Ron Kruck provides on-site coverage from major events and in-depth reporting on the most interesting stories in the sport.

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