Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt lost a rematch vs. current champ T.J. Dillashaw in the main event of UFC 227 on August 5, and then went largely silent on social media. During a recent interview with Dave Doyle for MMA Fighting, his coach, UFC Hall of Famer and Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber, explained why.

“Cody is enjoying being a family man right now,” explained Faber. “He was in the gym the other day and he was in good spirits. I know he’s been working out still.”

“This is a mean world, and everyone likes to jump in and kick people when they’re down. Cody is someone who wears his heart on his sleeve, there’s no pretenses with him. I don’t know if that has something to do with it, if it was negativity he was paying attention to.”

“Cody’s doing really well, he sent me an incredible video of his baby watching TV and he’s in good spirits. He’s 27 years old and he had a moment where he needs to figure out, what’s my motivation, what’s my dedication, and that’s that.“

And after a month, Garbrandt has returned to social media: