People only started calling him a duck after they fell for Dana White's smear campaign, because Johnson has been open to these fights for the last three years: February 8th, 2015 | Johnson vs. Dillashaw "Mighty Mouse" said he ran into Dillashaw in Las Vegas over the weekend during UFC 183 fight week and told him the plot. "I was like, 'Hey, I told everybody that I'll fight you,'" Johnson said. "He was like, 'You did?' I said, 'Yes and I told everybody we gotta get paid. I said $2 million.' He goes, 'Eff, yeah. I'm down with that.'" Johnson (21-2-1) conceded that it wouldn't take quite that much. But close. "I guess not," he said. "Maybe one million if Dana wants to come out with that." https://www.mmafighting.com/2015/2/...-down-for-superfight-with-t-j-dillashaw-for-2 September 14th, 2016 | Johnson vs. Cruz In an interview with Australian podcast ‘Submission Radio’, Johnson revealed that he feels unappreciated for all he has done for the sport. The fighter made it clear that the amount of money it would take for him and Dominick Cruz to engage in a super fight between reigning champions would be two million US-dollars. “I think two million dollar is fair”, Johnson said. “I think it’s two million. Obviously we don’t have the same fanbase, you know, we’re not prom king or prince or duke or whatever like Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are. But I’ll tell you what, our skillset and what we’ve done in the past as mixed martial artists in this sport – shit, Dominick Cruz has defended his belt more times than Conor McGregor has and Conor McGregor is more active than Dominick Cruz. So that right there, just what we bring to the table as athletes and what we’ve done in this sport, I think that deserves two million dollars, especially since the UFC got bought for 4.2 billion dollars. WME-IMG has the cash to front this fight.” https://agfight.com.br/en/demetriou...nts-two-million-for-super-fight-against-cruz/ April 12th, 2017 | Johnson vs. Garbrandt For his part, “Mighty Mouse” says he’ll accept that challenge. Or he could go up to 135 pounds. Either way, he’s not going to shy away from the callout. “If he wants to come down and the UFC wants to give him an immediate title shot, that’s what they do nowadays, you get an immediate title shot,” Johnson said Monday. “If I go up and challenge him for his belt, if the negotiations go well, then yeah, it could happen.” https://www.mmafighting.com/2017/4/...n-says-hed-fight-cody-garbrandt-at-135-or-125 Johnson's reservations about fighting Dillashaw back in 2017 centered around the fight becoming a non-title fight on what otherwise would've been his record breaking title defense due to Dillashaw having never competed at Flyweight before. Additionally, Johnson was denied PPV points for the fight. If Dana White came out and agreed to Johnson's request for a $1-2 million total purse, and Johnson turned down the fight, I'd be the first person calling him a duck, but given that there's a history for Johnson's requirements for these fights spanning back three years then I'm not falling for White's lies.