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T.J. Dillashaw responds to Johnson-Borg UFC 215 scratch – with emojis


While most of the MMA world is disappointed about the cancellation of the UFC 215 main event between flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg, at least one person doesn’t appear to be in the same boat.

Former UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw, who at one point was pushing to drop to flyweight and challenge Johnson (26-2-1 MMA, 14-1-1 UFC) for his title, had a little bit of fun with the breaking news that Borg (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) had suffered  a “viral illness” and is unable to challenge “Mighty Mouse” in Saturday’s pay-per-view headliner (via Twitter):

UFC 215 takes place Saturday at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and the main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Dillashaw (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) made the request to fight Johnson after his planned 135-pound belt with Cody Garbrandt was scratched from July’s UFC 213 headliner. UFC President Dana White was on board with the matchup, but Johnson was reluctant to accept it since Dillashaw had never competed in his weight class.

After some back-and-forth, the UFC opted to grant Johnson’s request to fight an established 125-pound contender in Borg, much to the ire of Dillashaw.

Fast-forward to UFC 215 fight week, and a half day before weigh-ins, officials announced Borg was forced off the card. Given Dillashaw’s tweet, he doesn’t have much sympathy.

For more on UFC 215, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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