T.J. Dillashaw has been hunting for a super-fight with UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. When Dillashaw’s match up against Cody Garbrandt was postponed, the fighter offered to take on Johnson. “Mighty Mouse” was preparing to break the UFC record for most consecutive title defense, as the fighter was set to fight at UFC 216. However, Johnson turned down Dillashaw in favor of flyweight contender Ray Borg.
Johnson would go on to break the UFC record with a dazzling submission finish over Borg, making for the fighter’s 11th consecutive title defense. Dillashaw went on to face UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt at UFC 217, gaining a title earning victory over “No Love.”
Since that time Dillashaw has been heavily campaigning for a fight against Johnson and says he wants to be the only fighter to defend two titles simultaneously.
That in mind, it would appear that Demetrious Johnson is now potentially on board for a super-fight with the newly crowned UFC bantamweight champion. However, “Mighty Mouse” is not in any rush.
Speaking to CKDJ 107.9FM’s Zach McGibbon, Johnson revealed that he believes the fight will happen. However, the flyweight champion believes the fight will take some time.