T.J. Dillashaw Says Bout With Demetrious Johnson “Will Happen”
By FCF Staff
Although Demetrious Johnson hasn’t signed off on a proposed bout with T.J. Dillashaw, the latter believes the all-star fight will happen sooner or later.
Dillashaw has been pushing for a fight with the flyweight champion for months, and Dana White’s also said he’s on board with the match-up, but nothing’s been finalized. Recently TMZ Sports caught up with Dillashaw, and during the interview, the bantamweight champ said this (quote via MMA Junkie):
“Demetrious Johnson’s always showed up,” Dillashaw said. “He’s always done his job. He’s always been the better fighter. He’s looked awesome. He’s finished fights – looking great. Really, what it comes down to, is not having an opponent to say, ‘We’re excited about this fight.’ Everyone’s always excited like, ‘Let’s see if Demetrious Johnson can break the record,’ or ‘He’s on this long win streak,’ this, this and that. But they never talk about Demetrious Johnson and who he’s fighting.
“This is a fight that will happen – this is a fight that will get the fans entertained. You’ll be glued to the TV because he’s fighting me, not because he’s just fighting. That’s why he doesn’t sell tickets – because everyone knows what’s going to happen.”
Dillashaw reclaimed the 135 title at UFC 217 earlier this month, by stopping Cody Garbrandt in the second round.