Demetrious Johnson’s Manager Says Champ And Dana White Have “Buried the Hatchet”
By FCF Staff
In recent weeks, Dana White and Demetrious Johnson let it be known that they weren’t on good terms, but the latter’s manager says the two have settled their differences.
The rift went public after White called on Johnson to fight TJ Dillshaw, after his scheduled bout with Cody Garbrandt fell through. But, Johnson argued that Dillashaw wasn’t deserving of a title shot, because he hasn’t fought at 125. Then the flyweight champ proceeded accuse White of bullying him.
Johnson’s new manager, Malki Kawa, was a guest on the latest “MMA Hour””. During the interview, Kawa reported the following about Johnson and White (quote via MMA Fighting):
“Yeah, they buried the hatchet,” Kawa said. “Dana told DJ how he felt about some stuff and DJ told Dana how he felt about some stuff. They buried the hatchet.
“There was a lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication. There were are a lot of different parties involved, I thought I would bring the two of them together and get this thing right.”
“Mighty Mouse” is booked to fight Ray Borg at UFC 215 on September 9th. If Johnson wins, he’ll set a new record for title defenses at 11.