Should Demetrious Johnson Fight TJ Dillashaw

Demetrious Johnson vs. TJ Dillashaw is the UFC's goal, but is it the right call?

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Demetrious Johnson is on the verge of history. Tying Anderson Silva's record of ten successful title defences in April, he could face his biggest test to date in the record-breaker as TJ Dillashaw has offered to move down to flyweight to challenge for the title. Dana White is a man who likes money. He understands better than anyone this is the biggest money fight in the history of the flyweight division and is pushing hard for it.

There's just one problem. DJ wants to fight Ray Borg instead. Failing that, he'll take Sergio Pettis.

While there's no denying Johnson vs. Dillashaw is a much bigger fight than Johnson vs. Borg or Johnson vs. Pettis, DJ has very legitimate reasons for wanting nothing to do with the TJ Dillashaw fight. 'Mighty Mouse' has been very public with his dissatisfaction over the idea of Dillashaw dropping to 125 pounds for the first time ever and going straight into a title fight, even revealing that he called the promotion's bluff when they threatened to close the division if he didn't take the fight.

Should DJ take the TJ fight? We'll have a look at some of the key arguments.


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