Demetrious Johnson Still Targeting TJ Dillashaw at UFC 226
Things have gone rather quiet surrounding a potential champion vs. champion match-up between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and bantamweight titleholder TJ Dillashaw.
While Johnson is currently rehabbing his left shoulder following surgery earlier this year, he believes he’ll be more than ready by summer and is still targeting the fight with Dillashaw for UFC 226, which takes place during International Fight Week in early July, which is the UFC’s annual cornerstone event.
I think the last time we talked about it was about six weeks ago, (my manager) says we’re trying to shoot for July, International Fight Week.”
1 contender in my division because the UFC could strip me,” Johnson admitted, but a fight with Dillashaw would be a marquee match-up that would play second-fiddle to the UFC 226 main event, which already pits UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic against lightweight heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier.