Šampion flyweight kategorije Demetrious Johnson i UFC bas i nisu u najboljim odnosima u poslednje vreme. UFC preti Johnsonu da ce ugasiti celu tu diviziju u slučaju da ne prihvati borbu sa TJ Dillashawom. Šampion UFC-ove poluteške kategorije, Daniel Cormier smatra da UFC treba ozbiljno da plati Johnsona i da će tada da prihvati borbu.
Izjava Cormiera za “UFC Tonight”:
“UFC, if you want Demetrious Johnson to fight T.J. Dillashaw, give him the money. Pay him a million dollars and say ‘that’s your fight.’ I know it’s a lot for a 125-pounder, but the guy’s the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Pay him the money, and then let him go fight. … Pay him as the No. 1 fighter in the world for once.
The UFC really doesn’t understand how to market him, because they have to get creative. He’s smaller. He’s not the biggest guy. He’s dominant. Even when Anderson Silva was the guy running through his division, his points weren’t very high, so they have to get creative. I don’t know if they’ve gotten creative. But I do believe DJ has done his part.
I think it’s the fight to take. Because not only is it the biggest fight he can have, but it’s also monumental and he’s trying to break that record. If he does it on a former champion in a division ranked even higher? It means even more for Demetrious Johnson.”
Ko će da bude sledeći protivnik P4P najboljeg borca na svetu nam predostaje da vidimo, ali definitivno verujemo da dvoboj između Johnsona i Dillashawa bi bio jako zanimljiv. U slučaju da dodje do te borbe u čiju pobedu vi verujete?