T.J. Dillashaw's immediate plans don't include a rematch with Cody Garbrandt.
Garbrandt gets to his knees but he's still badly rocked and isn't defending himself, so as the punches continue to rain down the referee has seen enough and brings the fight to an end, handing Dillashaw a massive TKO victory over his bitter rival to reclaim the bantamweight title!
So, though White hadn't talked to Johnson by the time he stood in front of media after UFC 217, he doesn't see many reasons why "Mighty Mouse" wouldn't be more open to the fight now.
Garbrandt (11-1), was poised and efficient throughout the opening round and dropped Dillashaw with a sweeping left hook before the horn to end the round. Johnson, who broke Anderson Silva's title defense record with the win over Borg, has always said that he'd be up for super fights - as long as he got paid accordingly for them.
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"I was just yelling, I was just yelling", Dillashaw said.
Understandably aggrieved at suffering his first professional loss, Cody proceeded to storm over to Dillashaw's corner before telling UFC president Dana White of his desire to "go to sleep", rather than have the fight stopped as it was, as can be seen in the below video via FightAffect.
The bantamweight champion admits that if he were to fight at flyweight, dropping the ten pounds would require a lifestyle change. I put muscle on, I'm not a big 135er. "But I stack on, I stay lean, I keep my diet, I've kept on my diet since The Ultimate Fighter". "This one's too big".
"He's a partner in the pay-per-view", White said. "Now, let's make some money". Listen, you can't be in a position where you're like "I want $2 million, f*ck you, I don't care what you make". He's young. He's going to be back. "You dodged me and I'm coming for that belt".