A proposed super fight between UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has been in the works for some time now. Johnson has maintained he isn’t interested in the fight unless the appropriate monetary settlement goes along with it.
Both fighters agreed to lock the horns as soon as on July’s UFC 226 card and waiting for the appropriate deal to sign it.
It seems like this super fight goes in the gutter, as UFC president Dana White told the Los Angeles Times via text that this fight isn’t happening anymore:
“IT’S NOT HAPPENING. IT WAS NEVER MADE. PLUS, DJ IS HURT AND OUT FOR A WHILE. WE ARE WORKING ON [AN ALTERNATE TITLE DEFENSE FOR DILLASHAW].”
TJ Dillashaw reclaimed his 135-pound strap with a second-round TKO win over Cody Garbrandt at UFC 217.
Meanwhile, Johnson has defended the flyweight title 11 times, a UFC record and hasn’t tasted defeat since 2011 in a 135-pound scrap against Dominick Cruz. Most recently Mighty Mouse scores a victory over Ray Borg at UFC 216 this past October with a fifth-round submission.
Demetrious Johnson underwent shoulder surgery earlier this year and currently rehabbing.
UFC is working on to get an opponent for Dillashaw’s next title defense.