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T.J. Dillashaw Laughs Off Demetrious Johnson’s Money Demands

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T.J. Dillashaw vs. Demetrious Johnson?

While it might not be the most talked about super-fight in the UFC, it would be an interesting bout.

Recently, Johnson – who holds the UFC flyweight title – stated that it would take $2 million for him to move up to bantamweight and square off with Dillashaw, the 135-pound champion.

During an interview on “UFC Tonight” earlier this week, Dillashaw laughed at that demand.

“I’ll fight anyone for $2 million. I’d fight (Daniel Cormier, co-host of the show),” he said. “I’ll fight him for a whole lot less. For him to say that is ridiculous, and a way to get some talk going.

“That’s not going to happen. I think it’s a way to hype some things up.”

Instead, Dillashaw is focused in on his next opponent, Renan Barao. The two will meet for a second time, as the Team Alpha Male fighter won the belt from the Brazilian last year.

Dillashaw was set to rematch Barao, but the former champion was removed from the fight after passing out while cutting weight.

“I’m super excited about getting him behind me,” he said. “This is the third training camp I’ve had to fight him. He’s too big for the weight class. I’m going to force him to move up a weight class. I’m too fast for him.”

After that, could we finally see Urijah Faber vs. Dillashaw? Not if the titleholder has anything to say about it.

“I don’t want to have to fight the guy,” he said. “He got me into this. We’ve been super close for five years. He’s been a great mentor for me. It’d be a tough thing for me to have to do.”