Demetrious Johnson, TJ Dillashaw and Ray Borg weigh in on complicated situation at flyweight

May 24, 2017 5:53 am by Tom Taylor
TJ Dillashaw

Yesterday, we learned that UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt was indeed out of UFC 213, which left his planned opponent TJ Dillashaw without an opponent. With this unfortunate news, an opportunistic Dillashaw re-upped on his previous claims, suggesting that he is keen to drop to flyweight to challenge dominant champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson for his belt. Apparently, the UFC is into this idea, and the fight is being seriously considered as the main event of UFC 215 this August in Seattle (in Johnson’s native Washington).

While the world seems to be drooling over the possibility of a Dillashaw vs. Johnson flyweight title fight, however, Johnson himself is not so keen on the fight, as he feels Dillashaw would be skipping the line at flyweight. In his opinion, the streaking Ray Borg might be a more fitting opponent for his next defense.

Dillashaw, meanwhile, considers himself the man for the job at flyweight, and even implemented a fan poll to show he’s the most popular choice for Johnson’s next title defense.

This fan poll, finally, prompted Borg to chime in. The young flyweight contender is not surprised that the fans are interested in seeing Dillashaw fight for the divisional title, but feels he’s ready for the opportunity. That said, he says he’s also up for a fight with recent title challenger Wilson Reis.

Who do you think should get the next flyweight title shot? TJ Dillashaw or Ray Borg?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/24/2017.


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