Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is hoping to land a fight with flyweight king Demetrious Johnson, but the 125-pound title holder does not seem interested in a bout.
Johnson doesn’t believe Dillashaw is deserving of the bout, but Dillashaw thinks Johnson is simply just avoiding the fight because he is too scared.
“It’s not like I’m coming down and skipping the line. There’s not really a line to be had,” Dillashaw said, via FOX Sports. “[Ray] Borg’s got two wins in a row right now and neither of the guys are in the top 10. Demetrious is worried about me making weight. You shouldn’t worry about me making weight, you should about Ray Borg making weight. He’s missed weight for half his UFC fights.
“I’ve never missed weight since I was eight-years-old. I’m telling you I’m going to make the weight and I’m not going to miss it. So really all of his excuses are easily countered by just accepting this fight. They’re just excuses to have him not tell the truth, which is he’s scared to fight me.”
Dillashaw was initially set to face off against Cody Garbrandt for the bantamweight title at UFC 215 in August. However, Garbrandt is dealing with back issues and was unable to take the fight.
That leaves Dillashaw looking for a new opponent and all sides seemed interested in making a fight with Johnson outside of the champion himself.
So that leaves Dillashaw facing uncertainty, a potentially lackluster 125-pound title fight in the making and fans only hoping they could have seen two of the very best fighters in the promotion battle it out. In this sport, you don’t get everything you wish for.
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