Dana huffed, he puffed and threatened an entire division.
Demetrious Johnson baffled an incredulous Dana White when he said, “Thanks but no thanks” to a fight with TJ Dillashaw. Demetrious Johnson has defended his title a record tying ten times, and in his next outing will have the opportunity to own the record outright. Some people would have you believe Mighty Mouse was scared of a potential fight with Dillashaw, but those people, for lack of a better word, are silly.
Demetrious Johnson isn’t just a ten-time defending champion, he’s the pound for pound best fighter on planet earth. He fears no fighter, and he stood by what he thought was right, and in the end gets the fight he was offered in the first place. Now the one sad aspect of this whole saga is Seattle has been short-changed. Initially, they were set to host UFC 215, but when Johnson said no to a fight with Dillashaw, that Seattle event dried up. It happens.
So now Demetrious Johnson (26-2) will face Ray Borg, who has won twice in a row and looked good in the process. The card is pretty stacked and features some big fights. Amanda Nunes will face Valentina Shevchenko, a fight rescheduled from UFC 213. Heavyweights Junior Dos Santos will square off with Francis NGannou and in a fight that should blow the roof off the arena, Jeremy Stephens will clash with Gilbert Melendez.
It’s going to be one heck of a night of action, on September 9th, live from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
For a look at the card, click here.