UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is set to face off with former champ Dominick Cruz in January, a highly anticipated fight that’s been a longtime in the making. There’s plenty of story with this fight, especially with Cruz’s rivalry with Team Alpha Male’s Urijah Faber, Dillashaw’s teammate. Plus all the talk about Dillashaw having a similar style has added even more tension.
However, the champ recently told The MMA Hour that he actually thinks a fight with flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson wold be a bigger fight, and would do more to build his name. So if her gets past Cruz, that’s a fight he would like next.
Here’s what he said:
“What’s going to build my name the most is by beating Demetrious Johnson. I think he’s the best pound-for-pound in the world. I’d love that fight. I think he’s smart. … It’s a great fight, if they really want to put an offer that’s worth it, that would be great. I’d want to fight, I’d like to make to it happen.”
“I find him to be a really smart fighter and me being a true MMA fan, I don’t find him boring whatsoever. To see what he’s done inside the Octagon and how dominant he is, his footwork, his angles, how well he mixed things up, his wrestling, I don’t find him boring, I appreciate how good he is. He’s smart and he’s best in the world.”