<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=454557" target="_blank"> Dillashaw: Elevation is paying me 'good money' </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=454557" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=50&q=75&x=34&y=4&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=tj-dillashaw.JPG" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Yesterday news broke that UFC champion TJ Dillashaw was leaving Team Alpha Male to train with Elevation Fight Team in Denver, CO. Last night Dillashaw spoke to MMAFighting about why he made that decision:</p>
"Now, Elevation Fight Team came to me and they want to pay me some good money to train with them," Dillashaw said. "They're offering to pay me to train, instead of me paying to train. This sport is growing so much that that's the way I feel like it should be. We're professional athletes. I feel like I got treated better in college wrestling. I had a physical therapist on hand at all times, no matter what, when I was in college. And that's not where MMA is at yet."
Previously, Dillashaw said he had spent time with Elevation over his last two training camps, but it became expensive. He had to rent a home and travel in between four gyms for different aspects of MMA. However, this newly renovated MusclePharm gym will have everything under one roof. Dillashaw said the facility is "state of the art" and "bad ass."
"If anybody else was in my situation, they would take the exact same deal," Dillashaw said. "This is a very short-lived career. I have to do what's best for myself. I have to do what's best for my career and being on top for as long as possible. I can't fight forever. I've gotta fight and secure my future and decide what I'm gonna do with my life. This is a great opportunity."
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