As the late, great Andy Warhol said, “In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” Well, Team Alpha rep and former TUF contestant T.J. Dillashaw – who will be squaring off against bantamweight champ Renan Barao at UFC 173 on Saturday – is in the midst of his 15. And he’s making the most of it.
Set aside the odds and predictions for a moment (none of which favor the non-Brazilian), and enjoy Dillashaw’s antics for what they are. He is literally defying the laws of the sky, treading perilously dangerously close to putting himself on a TSA “no fly” list, and messing with the sanctity of people’s luggage by hitting mitts while shirtless on a McCarran International Airport baggage carousel – although to be honest, it is Las Vegas. There have probably been tons of drunk dudes doing the same thing on those very baggage carousels over the years.
Anyway, as per the UFC’s Instagram account, here’s the bantamweight challenger making a spectacle of himself.