“I mean that’s the fight that needs to happen. It has to happen,” Dillashaw explained on the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio. “I mean, it’s got fireworks written all over it. I’ve always said I wanna be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, and that’s where he’s at. I’m setting my goals high. I’m chasing him down.”
While this prospective champion-versus-champion fight is undeniably compelling, it’s not Dillashaw’s only option. He could also defend his bantamweight title – say, against the streaking Jimmie Rivera.
Rivera was originally expected to fight Dominick Cruz at UFC 219, but unfortunately Cruz was forced out of the fight with an injury. Now without an opponent, Rivera is hoping Dillashaw will step in and give him a title shot on the card.
Rivera also had something to say about the recent buzz about a fight between TJ Dillashaw and his former mentor Urijah Faber.
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This article first appeared onBJPenn.comon 15/11/2017.