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Demetrious Johnson criticizes UFC’s determination to make Alexandre Pantoja/Steve Erceg the UFC 301 headliner: ‘It is very irritating!’

Demetrious Johnson questions UFC for reserving flyweight-led PPVs

In a latest breakdown on his YouTube channel, Johnson weighed in on the UFC 301 most important occasion.

“When flyweights headline a UFC pay-per-view, I’m one among them, I headlined a number of UFC pay-per-views. Was a champion for six years,” Johnson stated. “It’s very irritating. [The UFC] has to let the flyweights be a co-main occasion. Don’t allow us to be most important occasions, we don’t drive sufficient buzz to garner a f**** press convention.”

UFC 301 didn’t have a pre-fight press convention final Thursday, as typical for many PPV combat weeks. In distinction, the whole UFC 300 card was concerned within the pre-fight press convention.

After a legendary MMA profession, Johnson has turned his consideration to new ventures. He’s gone viral for his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu showings and has teased an look in boxing.

Pantoja’s first flyweight title protection towards Brandon Royval in December served because the UFC 296 co-main occasion. His title win over Brandon Moreno at UFC 290 was additionally slated within the co-headlining slot.

Erceg earned a title shot and a PPV most important occasion in simply his fourth combat with the UFC. The loss to Pantoja snapped an 11-fight profitable streak.

Johnson nonetheless retains a agency eye on the division he as soon as reigned, however he feels UFC flyweights aren’t an appropriate match for PPV most important occasion spotlights.

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