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TJ Dillashaw willing to drop down to flyweight, fight Demetrious Johnson at UFC 214

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw, is (still) willing to drop down to 125 pounds to challenge reigning flyweight kingpin and No. 1-ranked pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson at UFC 214.

But don’t call it a “super fight.”

That’s because Dillashaw wants to beat “Mighty Mouse” in his own division and put a halt to this lofty goal, now that 135-pound champion Cody Garbrandt is questionable for their upcoming title fight this summer.

Dillashaw talks to Submission Radio:

“I’m willing to drop down to fight Demetrious at 125 (pounds) cause he’s trying to break this record, it’s a big deal. No one wants to see him fight someone that he doesn’t know or somebody he’s already beaten for this record. He’s talking about how much money he wants to make on his next fight, well he’s not gonna do that by fighting number eights and tens. It’s not a super fight, I’m coming down to 125. It’s a challenger at his weight class that will give him the biggest challenge possible, and that’s what he’s scared of. He wants to take an easier fight that’s going to get him the record so that he can have the most title defenses in UFC history. You can’t call yourself the best pound-for-pound fighter if you’re gonna dodge me. I’ve got the utmost respect for Demetrious Johnson. But this comes down to you selling a fight. He wants to make some big money? Let’s do it, man. This is about as big as it’s gonna get for him.”

Here’s one way it could (literally) get bigger.

Dillashaw (14-3) can be seen coaching this season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) and was expected to face off against Garbrandt (11-0) at the UFC 213 pay-per-view (PPV) event this July in Las Vegas, but “No Love” is suffering from back problems and may be forced to withdraw.

Your move, “Mighty Mouse.”

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