After a very lengthy, and very public feud, UFC President Dana White and UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson have buried the hatchet.
The pair’s feud started quite some time ago, after Johnson apparently agreed to fight Ray Borg. Despite the agreement, the UFC began to pressure Johnson to accept a fight with former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. This led to a very public spat with Dana White, that resulted in both sides hurling verbal insults at one another through interviews and social media posts.
That has now changed, as the Champ’s manager has revealed on The MMA Hour that his client and the UFC President have buried the hatchet:
“They buried the hatchet,” he said. “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.”
“It went great…it went well,”
“DJ fights on Sept. 9 against Ray Borg, he’ll break the (UFC title defense) record and then we’ll move onto something else and try to get him into some big fights.
“We’re going to make the right moves for DJ and help DJ reach the goals that he wants to reach”
As mentioned, Johnson is currently gearing up for his UFC 215 showdown with Ray Borg on September 9th, where he will look to set the title defense record.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/4/2017.