White: Dillashaw-Johnson Not Happening
Even with Demetrious Johnson interested at the “right price,” Dana White confirmed that a fight between the flyweight champion and UFC bantamweight champion is not happening.
White, speaking with the Los Angeles Times this week, claimed that the fight was never planned and was just built on speculation.
“It was never made. Plus, D.J. is hurt and out for a while,” White texted to Lance Pugmire. The UFC president also claimed that “we are working on” a replacement fight for Dillashaw who won the title by beating Cody Garbrandt last November.
The fight was rumored to be a part of the July 7th UFC 226 pay-per-view, headlined by Stipe Miocic defending his heavyweight title against light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, and an alleged super-fight between Cris Cyborg and Amanada Nunes.
With White denying that “Mighty Mouse” and Dillashaw was ever in the cards, and Nunes taking a fight at UFC 224 on May 12th, there seems that there will be only one “superfight” on the card set for the T-Mobile Arena.
Original Story: Los Angeles Times