MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 173 bantamweight TJ Dillashaw as he prepares for his title bout this Saturday (May 24, 2014) against Renan Barao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The talented young Team Alpha Male fighter has high expectations for himself heading into his first title bout, but he’s doing his best not to add any extra pressure either:
“It’s cool to be above those guys and be the main event. I watched Dan Henderson fight forever now. I grew up watching the guy fight and now I’m on a card and I’m the headliner and he’s the co-main event. It’s a little crazy to me. I wouldn’t say it’s added pressure, but it’s a lot of excitement. I try not to add any pressure on performance base and go out there and give it my all. I don’t think I’ll have a problem making it entertaining.”