UFC President Dana White once called UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson insane for not taking a fight with former UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw.
Johnson has requested to defend the title against Ray Borg next, which has left the UFC President in a position where he isn’t too satisfied with the all-time great 125 pounder.
“I’m not thrilled with Demetrious Johnson,” White said to MMA Junkie. “You’re the pound-for-pound best in the world, T.J. Dillashaw challenges you – one of the best in the world, former world champion – and you flat out deny the fight, flat out say, ‘I won’t do it. I want Ray Borg.’ Who wouldn’t want to see Demetrious Johnson vs. T.J. Dillashaw? Dillashaw calling me every day: ‘I’m cutting weight. I’m cutting weight. I’m dieting. I’m training. I’m cutting weight. Do I got the fight? Do I got the fight?’ Ask T.J. Dillashaw next time you see him or you interview him. Calling me every day, chomping at the bit for the fight. You expect the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world to go, ‘Let’s do it.'”
Dillashaw has since moved back into focusing on UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt, which means a fight with Johnson is even less likely to take place now.
White also dropped a level of sarcasm on the potential Johnson/Borg fight that has not been seen in the MMA world for quite some time.
“You want Ray Borg, we’ll give you Ray Borg,” White said. “I’m sure the fans will be clamoring, and ticket sales will be through the roof and pay-per-views will be off the charts.”
The potential Demetrious Johnson/Ray Borg title fight doesn’t have a date or location set yet, but there are plenty of openings and UFC events left for the bout to take place at.