There have been many fans upset with Demetrious Johnson’s decision to not fight TJ Dillashaw for his record-breaking defense.
Dillashaw would be a true contender for Mighty Mouse and the fight could go down as one of the best flyweight fights in UFC history. But there’s a bigger issue that is concerning, one in which people aren’t taking into account before bashing the champion.
The UFC forced Demetrious Johnson into a contract with Ray Borg
Johnson recently stated that Dana White forced him to sign a contract to fight Ray Borg. According to the champion, they didn’t give him any other options. Now we all know that Johnson is a company man, and that alone is the reason I feel he’s telling the truth.
Dana White is threatening to get rid of the Flyweight division
After Johnson signed the contract for Borg and Cody Garbrandt pulled out of his bantamweight fight with Dillashaw, TJ started campaigning for a fight with Johnson. Once this option came to fruition, Johnson turned down the fight immediately, stating Dillashaw should fight at 125 first before cutting the line over contenders like Ray Borg.
White threatened to completely get rid of the division, solely because Johnson didn’t want sign a contract for TJ Dillashaw. In this case, Johnson feels that White is only looking out for one person and that’s Dillashaw.
What people are forgetting is that Dana already forced Johnson into a fight with Borg. How does Mighty Mouse not have a right to say no to someone who hasn’t fought in his weight class?
TJ Dillashaw is on a winning streak but he should fight at Flyweight once
If they are truly forcing Mighty Mouse out of the fight with Borg, they should pay him for it. Johnson is at the level where he should be making way more money than he is currently. He should also be main eventing pay-per-view cards, especially with how big his next fight is.
Ray Borg is the Yoel Romero of the Flyweight division
Borg is getting overlooked even though he hasn’t earned his shot either. Borg said it best himself, he’s still young so if he’s passed up, he’s okay with it. Regardless, he shouldn’t be left in the background when he already signed a contract to fight the 125-pound champion.
But Mighty Mouse complained that he doesn’t get the money fights
This is true, however there are bigger issues at hand, especially with Tyron Woodley complaining about unfair treatment because of his skin color. Maybe Mighty Mouse doesn’t have what it takes to be promoted in the eyes of the company?
He’s standing up for something big, even if he doesn’t see it himself. Demetrious Johnson is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC and he should be both rewarded and treated as so.