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UFC champ Demetrious Johnson won't be joining 'foolish' boycott of Nevada Athletic Commission

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight contender Henry Cejudo refuses to fight in Las Vegas, after Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) suspended former welterweight contender Nick Diaz for a whopping five years (more on that here).

Considering reigning 125-pound champion Demetrious Johnson wants to fight in "Sin City" over Super Bowl Weekend, according to UFC Tonight, the promotion will have to find a new challenger for "Mighty Mouse," who recently turned away John Dodson at UFC 191.

"I think it's foolish for fighters not to fight in Vegas because of someone else's fault," Johnson said (via MMA Fighting).

Kind of hard to former a fighter's union -- as suggested -- when you can't get everyone on the same page. In fact, for every mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who wants to #FREENICKDIAZ, there's another who thinks the Stocktonite may have gotten what he deserved.

Three strikes and you're out, or something like that.

As for Johnson, his options may be limited after pretty much cleaning out the division over the past two years. Cejudo may be the only fresh face available, assuming "The Messenger" can deliver a win at UFC Fight Night 78 this November in Mexico.

If so, it will be interesting to see who budges first when it comes to the location of their potential title fight.

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