It would seem that the heated issues between UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson and UFC President Dana White has come to an end.
According to Johnson’s manager in Malki Kawa, the issues have been settled and the two have buried the hatchet.
“Yeah, they buried the hatchet,” he said on The MMA Hour. “Dana told DJ how he felt about some stuff and DJ told Dana how he felt about some stuff. They buried the hatchet. There was a lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication. There were are a lot of different parties involved, I thought I would bring the two of them together and get this thing right. It worked well. I’m expecting this to work out in DJ’s favor in the long run. I think he will be very happy and I think UFC will be very happy with him.”
With the issues between the two now resolved, the UFC Flyweight Champion can now focus on his upcoming title defense against Ray Borg at UFC 215.
After the title bout is over, the manager for Mighty Mouse plans on having another sit down with the UFC to discuss other issues.
“After the fight we’ll see, we’ll sit down and talk. The truth is that there are a lot of things involved, it’s not just a matter of us getting a new contract. DJ’s got some fights left on his contract now and there are a lot of things we need to work through. I think we need to win this fight and then we’ll be able to sit down and talk to somebody. Like I said, it’s big to get them back talking together,” says Kawa.
UFC 215 takes place on Saturday, September 9 from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.