If the UFC has plan for Demetrious Johnson’s next title defense, it seems they haven’t got the champion on board yet. In a recent interview with ESPN, Dana White announced that the promotion was working to get a fight booked between ‘Mighty Mouse’ and former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. This news came in the wake of Cody Garbrandt’s recent back injury that saw a planned bantamweight title fight for UFC 213 go up in smoke.
However, it’s starting to sound like it won’t even take an injury for the UFC’s Johnson vs. Dillashaw flyweight bout to fall apart. Shortly after White’s announcement, Johnson took to social media to make it clear that not only had he not accepted a fight with Dillashaw, but it seems as though he has no plans to either.
Just so the world know I haven't agreed to anything still waiting on my contract to fight @tazmexufc not @TJDillashaw if he wants a title— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) May 24, 2017
Shot he can come to flyweight and get a win then get his turn— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) May 24, 2017
On the flip side, Dillashaw is making his own case on social media for a shot at DJ’s belt with an online poll.
Would you rather see @MightyMouseUFC headline Seattle and fight Me or @tazmexufc ?— TJ Dillashaw (@TJDillashaw) May 24, 2017
While Borg just needs all of the ‘turds’ out there to understand that he wants to get back in the cage as quickly as possible, and most of the top fighters at 125 are already booked or injured.
Here is were I stand goodnight. pic.twitter.com/9i1LbVVHBa— Ray Borg (@tazmexufc) May 24, 2017
Will the UFC make Demetrious Johnson an offer he can’t refuse? Will Dillashaw be forced to wait out Cody Garbrandt’s injury? Who does Ray Borg fight right now if not the champ? Hopefully the next couple weeks bring some clarity to the flyweight title picture.