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T.J. Dillashaw admits lying to referee during Cory Sandhagen fight

If you’ve watched MMA long enough you’ve probably learned that fighters have a tendency to compete despite their best interests. This is often seen with athletes going into fights, and staying in fights, despite not being completely healthy.

We often see fighters, who know their chances of winning are being diminished because of an injury suffered in the cage, tough it out for a chance to swing for the fences and get that win. They do this despite the fact an injury makes it more likely they could lose and/or suffer greater damage. Obviously, the UFC’s show/win pay-structure has a lot to do with this.