TJ Dillashaw is a well-known American wrestler and MMA fighter. TJ is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship and has won the UFC Bantamweight Championship twice (UFC). After winning the 14th season of The Ultimate Fighter, he was signed by UFC. TJ tested positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO), a performance-enhancing drug, and was suspended for two years.
|Celebrated Name:||TJ Dillashaw|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Tyler Jeffrey Dillashaw|
|Age:||36 years old|
|Birth Date:||7 February 1986|
|Birth Place:||Sonora, California|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Rebecca Dillashaw|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Bronson Jack Dillashaw)|
|Is TJ Dillashaw Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$4 Million|
TJ Dillashaw Biography
Tyler Jeffrey Dillashaw, better known as TJ Dillashaw, was born in Sonora, California on February 7, 1986. He is Hal and Janice Dillashaw’s son. Angels Camp, California, is where the UFC fighter grew up. He attended Bret Harte High School, where he participated in the wrestling and football teams.
Under Coach Jan Schulz, Dillashaw became a two-time California Interscholastic Federation qualifier, as well as a four-time sectional qualifier. Furthermore, in his junior year, he finished fifth at the CIF state championships with a season record of 45-7. During his senior year at the CIF state championships, he had an overall score of 107-33.
He was given a fully pledged sponsorship to wrestle for the Cal State Fullerton Titans soon after a successful run in high school. Dillashaw had an equally successful college career, finishing fourth in the Pac-10 championships in 2008. He later finished second at the Cliff Keen Invitational. He finished his senior year ranked tenth in the country at 133 pounds.
TJ Dillashaw Age, Height, Weight
TJ Dillashaw was born on February 7, 1986, and will be 36 years old as of 2023. His height is 1.69m, and he weighs 57kg.
TJ Dillashaw fighting career began while he was still in high school. Jan Schulz coached him at Bret Harte High School. He had a successful wrestling career, earning him a full sponsorship to wrestle for the Cal State Fullerton Titans. Dillashaw began training for MMA shortly after graduating from Fullerton. Mark Munoz, TJ’s former coach at Fullerton, encouraged him to train at Reign Training Center.
He spent about a year and a half training at Reign before moving to California and joining Team Alpha Male in Sacramento. While training with the Alphas as an amateur, he went 2-0. Dillashaw became a professional fighter in 2010 after defeating professional fighter Czar Sklavos. He defeated Czar in a unanimous decision. Two months later, he defeated Brandon Drucker in an MMA fundraiser for the Cal Poly wrestling team. TJ went 4-0 and later tried out for the fourteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship chose Dillashaw to compete on Team Bisping vs. Team Miller. He fought and defeated Matt Jaggers, earning him a spot in the Ultimate Fighter house and a spot on Team Bisping’s team. Dillashaw competed in a number of UFC fights. For example, he made his UFC debut during the Ultimate Fighter 14 finale’s final bantamweight tournament. Dillashaw was lost by TKO to John Dodson in his match. Vaughan Lee, Mike Easton, Issei Tamura, and Raphael Assuncao are among the fighters he has faced.
Dillashaw fought for the UFC Bantamweight championship against Renan Barao in 2014. He defeated Barao to win the Bantamweight championship. In addition, he won the title again after defeating Assuncao in a rematch and then defeating John Lineker. He reclaimed the Bantamweight title in 2018 after defeating Cody Garbrandt. In addition, he joined the UFC coaching staff.
TJ Dillashaw Achievements and Awards
TJ Dillashaw has won the Bantamweight championship twice. He was also honored at the World MMA Awards in 201. In 2017, Dillashaw was named fighter of the year after defeating Cody Garbrandt. In addition, he is a mixed martial arts champion.
TJ Dillashaw’s Net Worth in 2023
TJ Dillashaw fortune stems from his success as a mixed martial arts fighter and wrestler. He’s been in the fighting business since he was in high school, which is quite some time. Dillashaw has consistently performed at his peak and won championships throughout his career. His salary is estimated to be around $1.3 million, according to various sources. As of August 2023, he has a net worth of $4 million.
Dillashaw has excelled in MMA throughout his career. He had a few hiccups with the drug test and the one-year suspension, but he came back strong. He is currently regarded as one of the best MMA fighters in the United States.
TJ Dillashaw Wife, Marriage
The UFC fighter and his family live in Denver, Colorado. TJ is not available because he is married. In 2014, Dillashaw married his wife Rebecca. The couple is the proud parents of a son named Bronson Jack Dillashaw. His wife Rebecca works as the director of operations at TJ Dillashaw Inc. She is a strong supporter of her husband and has had a positive impact on the UFC fighter’s life.
Dillashaw announced his retirement from the bantamweight title on social media in 2019. Prior to his fight against Henry Cejudo, USADA and NYASC tested him positive for performance-enhancing drugs. NYASC suspended him for a year beginning in January 2019. He was eventually cleared and declared eligible to fight again in January 2020.