UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson will defend his title against flyweight contender Ray Borg in his next fight.
UFC President Dana White confirmed the fight but didn’t seem too happy about it.
“You want Ray Borg, we’ll give you Ray Borg,” White told MMAjunkie. “I’m sure the fans will be clamoring, and ticket sales will be through the roof and pay-per-views will be off the charts.”
White had wanted Johnson to defend his title against former UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw, but Johnson didn’t want to take the fight because Dillashaw has never fought in the flyweight division.
“I’m not thrilled with Demetrious Johnson,” White said. “You’re the pound-for-pound best in the world, T.J. Dillashaw challenges you, one of the best in the world, former world champion, and you flat out deny the fight, flat out say, ‘I won’t do it. I want Ray Borg.’
“Who wouldn’t want to see Demetrious Johnson vs. T.J. Dillashaw? Dillashaw calling me every day: ‘I’m cutting weight. I’m cutting weight. I’m dieting. I’m training. I’m cutting weight. Do I got the fight? Do I got the fight?’ Ask T.J. Dillashaw next time you see him or you interview him. Calling me every day, chomping at the bit for the fight. You expect the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world to go, ‘Let’s do it.’”
Johnson currently holds the record for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC history with 10. He holds the record alongside former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. If he wins his next title defense, Johnson will be in sole possession of the record.