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Bellator: T.J. Dillashaw praises Bellator’s Aaron Pico, says he’s ‘one of a kind’

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The commitment of UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw towards his team is unquestionable. Dillashaw is known for leaving his earlier gym ‘Team Alpha Male’, as his head coach Duane Ludwig moved to Colorado. In a recent interview, Dillashaw had nothing but praise for his teammate, one the most promising prospect in the sport, Bellator’s Aaron Pico.

Bellator: T.J. Dillashaw praises Bellator's Aaron Pico, says he's 'one of a kind' - Aaron Pico
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Pico (3-1 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) having a background in freestyle wrestling signed with Bellator MMA back in November 2014 when he was a teenager. Pico came in with a lot of hype and has certainly lived upto it by winning 3 of his 4 fights in impressive fashion. Dillashaw and Pico have been training together in Southern California and Dillashaw certainly holds him in high regards.

“The kid’s an animal,” Dillashaw told reporters, including MMAjunkie, at a recent media luncheon in Los Angeles. “One of a kind. Just even watching him wrestle when he was 16 years old and beating grown men in the toughest sport in the world in my mind, wrestling. And just how tough he was then and how competitive. Then getting to know who Aaron Pico is, the kid’s a champ. Even if he’s not it yet, he is. In no time he will be.

“He’s technically in the martial arts. He’s awesome. Mentally he’s one of the strongest guys I’ve ever worked out with. He’s one of a kind, man., for sure.”

Pico, 21, brings in intense mentality which is helping Dillashaw to prepare for UFC 227 as he puts his title on the line for the first time on August 4.

“I’ve never worked harder in my life than with my strength and conditioning coach, and Aaron makes it look easy,” Dillashaw said. “I’ve always been the most competitive guy. I’ve always been – every gym I’ve gone to I’ve always been like, ‘Yeah, I’m the most competitive.’ I get a bad wrap for it. I always want to beat everyone at everything no matter what it is. Aaron’s the only guy I’ve ever worked out with that’s more competitive than me. … The kid, he’s something else, man.”

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