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Demetrious Johnson down for superfight with T.J. Dillashaw -- for $2 million
By: Marc Raimondi, MMA Fighting
"That's a 'Mighty' big fight purse.
"Demetrious Johnson, the UFC flyweight champion, is down for a superfight with bantamweight titleholder T.J. Dillashaw, but only for $2 million, Johnson told Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour.
"'Mighty Mouse' said he ran into Dillashaw in Las Vegas over the weekend during UFC 183 fight week and told him the plot.
"'I was like, 'Hey, I told everybody that I'll fight you,'' Johnson said. 'He was like, 'You did?' I said, 'Yes and I told everybody we gotta get paid. I said $2 million.' He goes, 'Eff, yeah. I'm down with that.''
"Johnson (21-2-1) conceded that it wouldn't take quite that much. But close.
"'I guess not,' he said. 'Maybe one million if Dana wants to come out with that.'
"The superfight question has come up recently simply because there is a scarcity of contenders in the flyweight division. John Lineker would have made plenty of sense as the next challenger, especially after he beat Ian McCall on Saturday night at UFC 183. But Lineker failed to make weight for the fourth time in eight UFC fights. UFC president Dana White will force him to go up to bantamweight."
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