T.J. Dillashaw has been hunting for a super-fight with UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson for some time now. Dillashaw and Garbrandt were potentially looking to fight before UFC 217, but “No Love” suffered an injury that forced the fight onto the New York card. Before the two were locked down for the event, Dillashaw was working hard to set up a match against the flyweight champion.
At the time, “Mighty Mouse” had a lot on his plate. The fighter was a single victory away from breaking the coveted UFC record for most consecutive title defenses, a record that put Anderson Silva into the conversation for potential greatest fighter of all time.
Johnson would go on to decline a fight with Dillashaw in favor of top flyweight contender Ray Borg. The flyweight champion put on a dominant display over his opponent, earning a stunning submission victory that cemented Johnson’s place in UFC history. Now, the fighter is looking to take up Dillashaw on his fight offer.
Dillashaw would go on to throw down with Cody Garbrandt at UFC 217, earning the bantamweight title. As seen in the video above, Demetrious Johnson revealed that his team is working on setting up the details for a match up against the new bantamweight champion.
“Everybody and their mother wants to see this ‘Snake’ fight, so we are going to see if we can get it done.” Johnson said, referring to Dillashaw as the “snake.”
The fighter then revealed that he is currently working on getting a larger offer for the fight.
“It isn’t a super-fight, if I can fight Sergio Pettis for the exact same damn money as fighting for another title.”
T.J. Dillashaw earned his “snake” moniker on the set of The Ultimate Fighter when UFC superstar Conor McGregor referred to the fighter by the infamous title during a heated exchange.