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Monday, Nov 06, 2017

Dana White Says T.J. Dillashaw is The Big Fight Demetrious Johnson’s “Been Crying For”

Demetrious Johnson (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Dana White criticized Demetrious Johnson for not taking a bout with T.J. Dillashaw earlier this year, and now that the latter’s called out the flyweight champ again, the UFC President’s applying pressure to make it happen.

After a July bout between Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt fell through, as the latter was forced to pull out due to a back injury, Dillashaw offered to fight Johnson. White endorsed the fight, but Johnson argued Dillashaw was undeserving of a title shot, since he doesn’t fight at 125.

After Dillashaw stopped Garbrandt this past weekend to regain the 135 title, he called out Johnson again. During the post-fight press conference, White had this to say about the proposed bout (quote via MMA Junkie):

“He’s been crying for a long time for a big fight,” White said. “He’s got his big fight now. You know I’m down for it, because I wanted to do it before. But now it’s even better – because they both have belts.”

Johnson is coming off a submission win over Ray Borg last month, which was a record setting, 11th title defense.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:38 am
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