Demetrious Johnson was the talk of the town last week as he successfully defended his flyweight championship for a record-tying 10th time when he submitted Wilson Reis.
One more victory will put him ahead of Anderson Silva, who also has 10 title defences in the middleweight division, and Mighty Mouse’s latest achievement has resulted in many calling him the greatest fighter of all time.
However, Johnson wasn’t the happiest of men heading into the fight, as the term ‘big-money fights’ often get thrown around, yet he’s not in the equation and also told the UFC that he wants all of his championship titles sent to him.
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Following his victory, Johnson touched on what could be next and one fighter that already threw his name into the mix was current bantamweight champion, Cody Garbrandt.
No Love has claimed that despite the respect he has for the current pound-for-pound king, he wants to stop him from creating history, but he still has T.J. Dillashaw to get past.
Johnson made it clear that he wants a big-money fight next, and was even open to fighting Conor McGregor for the right money, and admitted that he might even lose – but he’d feel a winner on his way to the bank.
Johnson knows that to make the seven-figure payday, he needs to fight the Notorious, but he will have to wait a while as he isn’t the only one chasing the Irishman for a clash inside of the Octagon, while Floyd Mayweather is the biggest target for McGregor inside of a boxing ring.
The keen UFC follower will know that talk of Johnson vs. McGregor is borderline pointless, as the gulf in weight class makes it near-impossible for either man to make sacrifices to accommodate the other, but hurdles bigger than this have been overcome in the past.
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
TMZ recently caught up with the current UFC president Dana White who, at first, was hesitant about the prospect, and then admitted that this is the UFC; stranger things have happened so you can’t rule it out completely – even if he’s targeting different things for both fighters.
He said: “Conor McGregor has got a long line of people waiting on him.
“Umm, no. I don’t see that one [Johnson vs. McGregor].
“Listen, I didn’t think that Nate Diaz was going to fight either. Anything is possible. We’ll see.
“I never say never, but no, that’s not what I’m looking at. I’m actually looking at him [Johnson] to go to Seattle to break the record if he can win that fight and obviously not against Conor McGregor.
“McGregor – Mayweather is probably going to happen. So, I’m working on that. I’m focused on that and that’s what they both want. I gotta start negotiating with Team Mayweather. We’ll see how that goes.”
It seems like Dana has his priorities figured, and although it sounds like it can’t happen just yet, you can’t rule it out until somebody comes out and officially ends all hopes of this fight ever happening.
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