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The meat between UFC president Dana White and pound-for-pound king Demetrious Johnson has apparently been laid to relaxation.
White and Johnson have been feuding since White tried to push the flyweight champion to face TJ Dillashaw, main him to publically criticize White in uncharacteristic style.
Nevertheless, based on Johnson’s supervisor, Malki Kawa, White and “Mighty Mouse” settled their variations throughout at a gathering at UFC 214.
“It went nice … it went nicely,” Kawa stated Monday on “The MMA Hour,” in accordance with MMAFighting.com’s Peter Carroll.
“DJ fights on Sept. 9 towards Ray Borg, he’ll break the (UFC title protection) document after which we’ll transfer onto one thing else and attempt to get him into some massive fights.
“We will make the proper strikes for DJ and assist DJ attain the objectives that he needs to succeed in.”
In early June, Johnson accused White and the UFC of “mistreatment and bullying,” expressing his frustration that he could not have extra of say in his opponents regardless of being the promotion’s longest-serving champion.
Johnson was on the lookout for a superfight with bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt, however agreed to face Borg. Johnson claimed White then tried to push Dillashaw upon him as an alternative, which led him to air his grievances publicly.
“Yeah, they buried the hatchet,” Kawa stated. “Dana informed DJ how he felt about some stuff and DJ advised Dana how he felt about some stuff. They buried the hatchet.
“There was loads of misunderstanding and miscommunication. There have been are numerous totally different events concerned, I assumed I might convey the 2 of them collectively and get this factor proper.
“It labored properly. I’m anticipating this to work out in DJ’s favor in the long term. I feel he might be very completely happy and I feel UFC can be very proud of him.”
Kawa stated Johnson will give attention to taking down Borg, after which recommended they’ll sit down with the UFC to attempt to negotiate a extra favorable deal.
“After the struggle we’ll see, we’ll sit down and speak. The reality is that there are numerous issues concerned, it isn’t only a matter of us getting a brand new contract.
“DJ’s obtained some fights left on his contract now and there are a variety of issues we have to work by way of.
“I feel we have to win this struggle after which we’ll have the ability to sit down and speak to someone. Like I stated, it is huge to get them again speaking collectively.”