Johnson Wants Dillashaw And Major Payday At UFC 226

While he is still recovering from shoulder surgery, UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson is wanting to get back into the mix on the UFC 226 card, in a super fight against bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw.

“That’s the fight I want, that’s the fight UFC believes should go down,” calimed Johnson on a recent edition of The MMA Hour. “The biggest thing I have been focusing on is letting Malki and Abe, First Round Management handle that stuff. They are great managers, I told them what I want and they said they’d talk to UFC. Talks with Malki and those guys have sort of gone dormant. They know what’s going on, but last time I talked to them was six weeks ago. We’re shooting for July, so we will go from there,” added the creator of the “wiz-bar.”

Johnson is hoping the UFC is going to pay him what he’s worth in a top fight on a card featuring another super fight between light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.

“You guys see the pay scale, and you can see where I am at. I am not going to go really into that, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable what I am asking for, I believe I deserve it,” he said. “People are going to say this is a true super fight, and when everything is done and said, when you look at the numbers I want them to look at and can say, ‘that was worth it.’

“But it’s now on Malki and UFC. I am going to do what I’m good at, which is to get better and when it comes time to fight I’ll go out there and put on a great show. Maybe I’ll do a new submission out there, something no one’s ever seen.”


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