Power Rankings: Bantamweight
Tuesday, May 27
It's not unusual for a newly crowned champ to mention some form of "believing in oneself" or "following dreams" in a post-victory speech. Although, it sounded a little more genuine than usual when T.J. Dillashaw did it at UFC 173. Very few saw that kind of performance coming. In fact, to keep it 100 (as Quinton Jackson might say), no one saw it coming. Maybe some thought Dillashaw could win, but to dominate Renan Barao in that fashion over the course of five rounds? It was a situation where you barely trusted your own eyes. Believe it, says Dillashaw.