Surging UFC lightweight Michael Johnson has been making a bit of a name for himself lately; not only has he stringed together a very impressive three fight win streak, but the Blackzilians product has been talking some serious trash. Recent twitter wars with Melvin Guillard, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz have been unsavoury, to say the least.

Johnson took ion former training partner Melvin Guillard at UFN: London, but the result was a lacklustre three round decision. ‘The Young Assassin’ looked nervous on fight night, but it appears Johnson has once again set his sights on Nate Diaz. The two have exchanged words in the past, and it seems Johnson is very keen to fight Diaz:.

Diaz is yet to respond, but I’m sure it won’t be long. The Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu product is seldom far from the public eye, with his trash talking and semi coherent rants serving as his main selling point. Last seen knocking out Gray Maynard in November ’13, fans can look forward to seeing the 209 ‘massive’ in full swing on TUF 20.

Gracie fighter Gilbert Melendez will be bringing the Diaz brothers in to serve as coaches on the upcoming series, and will face Anthony Pettis for the lightweight strap for his troubles. Is Johnson hoping to get a b-line to the belt with a fight against Diaz?

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