Daniel Cormier Wants to See Demetrious Johnson Fight Loser of Cody Garbrandt – TJ Dillashaw
By FCF Staff
Following Demetrious Johnson’s record setting, 11th title defense, Daniel Cormier wants to see the flyweight champ face the loser of Cody Garbrandt – TJ Dillashaw.
Garbrand will attempt to defend the 135 belt against the former champ, on November 4th at UFC 217. During the latest UFC Tonight, Cormier had this to say, when asked who he wants Johnson to fight next (quote via FS 1 press release):
“I’d say the loser between Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw. He needs a high-level guy. Both have said they could go down in weight to challenge him. The loser can walk into a title fight at the lower division. It’s a competitive fight, like Frankie Edger did going to 145. That would be an exciting fight.”
Fellow commentator, Kenny Florian, had this to say while discussing Johnson’s next bout:
“I say give him a catch-weight fight at 130 pounds between the winner of Garbrandt vs. Dillashaw. It would be the fight that would give DJ the payday. It would put the nail in the coffin of all the people saying he’s not the best pound-for-pound champion.”
Johnson submitted Ray Borg at UFC 216 earlier this month with a highlight reel armbar, to record his 11th title defense.