Michael Johnson is riding high after a decision victory over his former training partner, Melvin Guillard, at UFC Fight Night: London.
Johnson racked up his third straight win and will try to snowball his success towards a title shot later this year. His next opponent has not been made official but ‘The Menace’ wants Nate Diaz in his next outing:
— Michael Johnson (@FollowTheMenace) March 14, 2014
Diaz hasn’t fought since his TKO victory over Gray Maynard in their rubber match and has since requested a release from the UFC, but was not granted one.
UFC president Dana White responded to Diaz’s request – sent via Twitter – at a media scrum just before UFC Fight Night: London, “That’s how you do these things, you tweet?…The answer would be no, White said. “He just signed a new contract that he was happy with a month ago.”