While talk of a potential Urijah Faber and Conor McGregor bout appears to have died down, The Notorious' opposite coach on the Ultimate Fighter has spoken of tension between the Dubliner and UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw.
Dillashaw is a Team Alpha Male teammate of Faber's and The Ultimate Fighter 22 Team USA coach said there's been tension between TJ and McGregor more than once.
Him (McGregor) and TJ on two different occasions have gotten into it with things escalating to, you know, them kind of bad mouthing each other.
Faber also spoke of one occasion where the potential feud escalated between Dillashaw and McGregor resulting in the MMA stars being held away from each other in a bar.
One time TJ and Conor and I in the back of the Ronda Rousey fight in LA, we were in just a private little bar with celebrities and the UFC brass and words were exchanged, and TJ was talking about Conor's title shot and Conor went back and forth and they were getting on each other's nerves, really. So I think they ended up having to be split up a little bit.
A potential fight between the UFC Bantamweight Champion and the Interim Featherweight Champion would be a tempting proposition, both fighters have only lost twice in their entire MMA careers. Faber feels McGregor's size advantage would be challenged by the Dillashaw's speed.
Conor is a much bigger guy than TJ, TJ is a much faster guy than McGregor, and speed is an important thing. Conor's not slow, but TJ is much smaller. He's not a huge for the weight class, TJ. So on top of his striking ability and the ability to wrestle - 'cause he's a lifetime wrestler. TJ is a more well-rounded fighter. This is the era to be seeing fights like that.
A potential fight between the pair would likely have to be at featherweight as McGregor is surely too big to go down to Dillashaw's 135. If the proposed tension escalates further, a super-fight between The Notorious and T.J. could happen in the future.