Mighty Mouse vs Dillashaw: The Super Fight


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Many UFC fans have recently been debating the idea of a flyweight championship fight between Demetrious Johnson “Mighty Mouse” and T.J. Dillashaw. The idea of such a fight happening was just a myth. However, recently, the two fighters have been expressing their opinions of the “Super Fight”.

Johnson said in an interview that he believes this fight is the one that everyone wants to see. Both fighters want a stacked card for the fight.  Mighty Mouse wants the fight to be headed by a mega-star like Conor McGregor so that the hype of the fight and the pay-per-view is so much more.

Some fans are very angry at the fact that Johnson and Dillashaw are waiting for an opportunity to earn more money but Johnson said that he believes that he and T.J. are just making the best financial decision for their future.

Dillashaw said that he would like to have three title fights on the same night including his. The UFC would make an immense amount of money off an event like this but they also run the risk of having multiple fighters getting badly injured.

Johnson offered a few match-up ideas, such as: Georges St-Pierre vs. Tyron Woodley, Amanda Nunes vs. Cris Cyborg. Personally, as a UFC fan myself, I would love to see a card such as this. The standard UFC pay-per-view is $60 but I and many others would be willing to pay more for a super card like this.

Also, I personally believe that Johnson reserves the right to wait for a larger card due to the fact that he is the best pound-for -pound fighter in the world. He would receive a pay that would be more than what he would make in a year and a half of fighting, which is something that he truly deserves.

Recently, the UFC has threatened to strip Johnson of his title belt if he does not fight again soon within his division. However, Johnson responded by saying, “This is what I want. If you’re not going to give it to me, that’s fine. I’ll just keep fighting guys in my division. You want to strip me? Fine, perfect. Strip me. I’ll work my way back up the ladder.”

The UFC has always catered to their champions. This was very evident when we witnessed the transition of Conor McGregor from UFC fighter to boxer. However, the UFC does not seem to be treating ,arguably their greatest champion ever, accordingly.

Even though Johnson and Dillashaw were hoping that they would be on the same card as GSP or  McGregor, they may have to settle for UFC 223 on April 7th. That card is already a very stacked lineup with the likes of Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk. This card would satisfy their wishes of a three title fights on the same card but it would not contain a major name such as Conor McGregor.