The bottom line is that TJ offered to fight MM at 125 and MM was very creative to find a reason to duck him and fight Ray Borg lol.
I shouldnt really waste my time making posts on a MM thread anymore.
I respec that guy as one of the greatest mixed martial artists ever but talking about fighting a guy he already beat 3 times (Benavidez) and another one he already beat fairly easily not too long ago is a little too much for me.
TJ offered to fight before he ever even did a practice cut to see if he could make it. He started dieting and was going to do a practice cut when DJ and Dana started arguing. So Dana was talking **** before he even knew if the fight was possible.
Dana who just dumped money into TJ and Garbrandt on TUF was desperate to make some back so he tried to make DJ look like the bad guy and force him to fight.
Before TJ offered to fight, the UFC already offered DJ the Borg fight and he verbally accepted. So he wasn't creative, he just held the UFC to their word and accepted their original opponent.
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