UFC champ rips Dana White for 'bullying' tactics in shocking statement

TJ Dillashaw slams 'scared mini mouse' Demetrious Johnson after champion statement on UFC

Johnson put the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on blast and said the promotion has been using bullying tactics on him. This is how I was raised through the sport.

"Unfortunately, UFC's mistreatment and bullying has finally forced me to speak out", wrote Johnson. But the longer he waits, the more he's at a deficit should the fight materialize. I accepted the fight with Ray and chose to deal with the unfair situation and despicable treatment by Dana and Sean after I succeed in breaking the consecutive title fight defense record in my next fight vs. Borg.

Mick spoke to me to try to change the offer from Ray to TJ. "And it's kind of embarrassing to have him go and call himself the GOAT, to be the greatest of all time, and turning down fights because he's scared to fight".

For now though he is proceeding as if the fight is going to happen, and in the mean time he's putting pressure on Johnson to step up to the plate. The UFC didn't agree to Johnson's terms. "There weren't any posts until a few days into fight week, then, there were a total of two posts", said Johnson. In a year which has featured an nearly record-breaking amount of fighters turning down fights and speaking ill publicly of UFC, Johnson said he's simply sick of finding out news about himself through the media and not directly from the mouth of his employers.

"I think it's proper for D.J.to fight the contenders in his division", he added.

On Monday, Johnson, who has refused to fight Dillashaw, released a statement to MMA Fighting that criticized the UFC for "tarnishing" his character and listed several reasons for not fighting the former 135-pound champion.

Speaking to Ariel Helawni on The MMA Hour, he revealed the UFC's threat to fold the flyweight division if he did not fight Dillashaw. If Dillasahw couldn't make weight it would "eliminate the possibility of breaking the title defence record", Johnson explained. I don't think there's anybody in his weight class right now to push him and I'm healthy, I'm in shape, I'm already in the process - because Dana told me that's who I'm fighting - of dropping to the weight class.

TJ Dillashaw slams 'scared mini mouse' Demetrious Johnson after champion statement on UFC
Demetrious Johnson is the flyweight champion

Dillashaw (14-3), who was scheduled to challenge 135-pound champion Cody Garbrandt at UFC 213 on July 8 until Garbrandt withdrew with a back injury, said he is now in the process of dropping to 125 pounds, but said he hopes to have an answer soon, as he's now hovering between two weight classes.

Johnson also slammed the UFC for their "tyrannical demand" for him to fight Ray Borg and accused them of refusing to grant him pay-per-view points on any future flyweight bouts.

"After telling Dana my reasons, Dana angrily told me that I am fighting TJ, once again, with no other option or say in my career, and against the plans we had previously laid out". Furthermore, Johnson alleges that UFC President Dana White threatened to dissolve the entire flyweight division.

Not giving up on what would be a huge fight for him and one that could land him in the history books, Dillashaw took a shot at Johnson on Monday afternoon via Instagram. "That fact that he feels that what I should do in my career is for T.J., tells where his priority lies".

Who nnew White and Dillashaw were BFFs? As dicussions continued to fall apart, Johnson made a decision to go the route of Monday's reveal, exposing what he believes is a history of UFC's lack of interest in marketing both him or the division.

Take a wile guess as to how well that went? Johnson wanted Sergio Pettis as a foe, but ended up agreeing to face Ray Borg. Fighting out of Kirkland, Washington, he is now on a 12-fight win streak and is the only flyweight champion in UFC history.

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