Demetrious Johnson hopeful manager can get him paid for UFC 215
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson told MMAjunkie that if he doesn’t get rebooked against Ray Borg for next month’s UFC 216, he won’t be fighting until 2018. But he also expects his management team to work out a settlement with the promotion UFC 215.
“I’m sure the UFC and (my manager) will want a negotiation, and I’ll just sit back and let those guys handle everything,” Johnson said.
Johnson was to take on Ray Borg this Saturday at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Johnson hoped to break the all-time record for consecutive title defenses at 11.
Two days before the fight, however, Johnson received a call from the UFC that Borg fell ill.
“When something like this happens, they always try to make it right,” he said. “I’m pretty sure they’ll get me taken care of and paid.”
“That’s why I felt good Friday night and Saturday night after everything went through,” Johnson said. “I can’t do anything, and (manager) Abe (Kawa) was there and he was like, ‘We’re going to get you taken care of and we’re going to make it happen.’ I was like, ‘Sounds good. I trust you guys.’ It’s all about building trust, and so far, they’re doing a good job of building that trust.”
“I’m happy that Dana was on vacation with his family, and his children, and his wife,” Johnsons said. “I’m happy he was on vacation.”