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T.J. Dillashaw Challenges UFC Champ Dominick Cruz To $100K Bet For Rematch

Written by Tom Ngo
September 24th, 2016
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T.J. Dillashaw (pictured) desperately wants to reenact the scene above of him celebrating inside the octagon after UFC president Dana White wrapped the bantamweight belt around his waist.

In fact, Dillashaw is fixated on it. His verified Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts have the same profile picture of him hoisting the hardware that Dominick Cruz reclaimed just two fights ago.

Speaking of Cruz, Dillashaw is so confident that he would beat Cruz in a rematch that he’s willing to put his money where his mouth is. Dillashaw has laid down ultimate challenge by betting Cruz his entire $100,000 show purse if he loses again to Cruz again for the title.

“I’m willing to bet 100k that I beat you in a rematch, you win I fight for free you lose you match my bet. Time to put up or shut up!” Dillashaw stated on an Instagram post.

If Cruz wants a money fight, then it doesn’t get any better than this. The “Dominator” scored $110,000, with half of his paycheck coming via win bonus, for taking a split decision over Dillashaw in January to reclaim the crown he was stripped of due to countless injuries.

Dillashaw made $70,000 in the loss, and his salary dipped to a total of $50,000 for beating Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200 in July. Dillashaw obviously knows what his UFC contract reads better than anyone, so it’s assumed his show purse would jump to $100,000 if he were to fight for the gold again.

Cruz has yet to address Dillashaw’s challenge.

Cruz is fresh off June’s unanimous decision victory over longtime archenemy Urijah Faber at UFC 199. While Cruz has yet to be issued his next opponent, he has been handed a new assignment as color commentator for some UFC Fight Night events. He makes his play-by-play debut tonight in Brazil.

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