‘Can’t compete like a real man’: Cody Garbrandt, UFC fighters react to T.J. Dillashaw’s retirement

According to his manager, former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw informed the UFC of his retirement.

Dillashaw (17-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) reportedly decided to retire after learning that his recent shoulder surgery will sideline him for longer than expected. The 36-year-old came into his UFC 280 title fight with bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling compromised and further injured his shoulder while he was dominated and finished in Round 2.

In wake of Dillashaw’s surprising retirement, numerous fighters, including rival Cody Garbrandt, reacted to the news on social media. You can check out their reactions below.

Cody Garbrandt

Aljamain Sterling

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Henry Cejudo

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Demetrious Johnson

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Ricky Simon

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Charles Rosa

Duane Ludwig

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Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie