UFC management wanted Cody Garbrandt to make his return on July, but his manager told UFC to hit the brakes.
Ali Abdelaziz told MMA Junkie Radio the following :
“He’s got a lot of fight left in him. The key (is) you’ve got to get him healthy and get him right. The UFC wanted him to fight in Sacramento (at UFC on ESPN+ 13). I want him to fight in October or November. Let’s get him right.”
“You know what the problem is with Cody? He’s too much of a fighter,” Abdelaziz said. “If Cody fought the way (he did in the) Dominick Cruz fight, he’s going to be very hard to beat. But he’s got so much on his shoulder – a chip on his shoulders. If you punch him, he wants to kill you, he wants to eat your heart out. But that’s just Cody, love him or hate him.”
“If you’re an Olympic gold medalist, and you get caught with steroids, they take all your medals away – every medal you ever won,” he said. “T.J. Dillashaw, all his wins in the UFC should be taken away. We told USADA about this, … they ignored it.”
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