UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw has been clamoring for a fight against UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson for quite some time now.
Dillashaw not only wants to take the title from Johnson, but wants to dethrone the flyweight champion from his legacy.
“I’m looking to come in and dethrone him from his legacy,” Dillashaw said to ESPN. “He won’t be able to call himself the ‘GOAT’ anymore. It’s so easy for him to continue calling himself that and take the fights he thinks are a little easier. He’s a cerebral fighter. He and his coach are smart guys, and they know I bring the greatest threat. I think he knows that’s going to be a tough one for him to win.”
The two champions were rumored to be meeting last year, but Johnson opted to defend the gold against Ray Borg instead.
There are more people than just Dillashaw who wants to see the super fight because the bantamweight champion says others have been saying the bout could be the biggest of 2018.
”That’s what I’m hearing from fans and journalists. They believe me fighting Johnson is not only the most-hyped fight for 2018 but the most talented,” says Dillashaw.
If the bout were to come together, it would be at flyweight and Dillashaw would have to drop ten pounds to compete for the gold.