UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw has been hunting for a super fight against reigning UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson for some time now. While the two fighters were in initially in negotiations, Dillashaw has since been booked to fight another competitor. Now the bantamweight champion has come for to reveal why he believes the fight was cancelled.
“Mighty Mouse” was seemingly reticent at the idea of a super fight against Dillashaw at first, as the title holder was looking to maximize his payday for the event before signing any agreements. Consequently, a lengthy negotiating period ensued.
Johnson has since suffered an injury that UFC President Dana White later claimed caused the UFC head to change directions for T.J. Dillashaw’s next fight. Speaking on the latest edition of The MMA Hour, T.J. Dillashaw claimed that he was informed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) that Demetrious Johnson was too scared to accept a fight with him.
The bantamweight champion will now face off against former title holder Cody Garbrandt in a highly anticipated title fight rematch. The two mixed martial arts warriors will throw down at UFC 227. The live pay-per-view event will take place Aug. 4 inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.