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Apr 13, 2017 9:00 am

Demetrious Johnson opens up on fighter pay as champion

The topic of fighter pay is one that has long been discussed by fighters, and has continued to see the UFC receive criticism from fighters who feel as though the promotion doesn’t fairly compensate their fighters. UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is arguably the most dominant fighter on the UFC roster, going undefeated since his...

Apr 11, 2017 2:19 pm

Demetrious Johnson responds to Cody Garbrandt’s challenge

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is rapidly approaching Anderson Silva’s UFC record for most title defenses in UFC history. Johnson is currently set to fight Wilson Reis in a highly anticipated showdown this weekend, where he will move one step closer to breaking Silva’s record. With a win, Johnson will tie Silva’s record, however the...

Mar 14, 2017 11:07 am

Demetrious Johnson: People misunderstand Tyron Woodley when he talks about racism

Over the last few months, UFC welterweight titleholder Tyron Woodley has generated some controversy among fans by suggesting that he deals with racism, even as a UFC champion. “If you look at the history of our sport – and it’s not even our sport, the history of the American culture – certain things are subliminally...

Mar 3, 2017 8:47 am

Demetrious Johnson eyeing historic 10th title defense in April

UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson is currently the longest reigning UFC champion, and with his 10th title defense on the horizon, ‘Mighty Mouse’ is calling for an April fight with perspective flyweight #1 contender Wilson Reis. Johnson spoke to MMAFighting about the situation, saying: “My next fight is set to tie Anderson Silva’s record for...

Feb 12, 2017 8:58 am

After UFC 208 win, Wilson Reis wants Demetrious Johnson: I have everything to beat him

In July of 2016, Brazilian flyweight contender Wilson Reis was scheduled for a title fight with dominant divisional king Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. Unfortunately, Mighty Mouse was then forced out of this fight with an injury, depriving Reis of his long-awaited shot at gold. In a brave display, Reis then agreed to take a high-risk,...

Feb 3, 2017 10:05 pm

Demetrious Johnson talks potential Cody Garbrandt superfight

UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson has all but cleaned out the UFC’s flyweight division. With a shortage of flyweight contenders, many have been calling for Johnson to once again move up to bantamweight for a superfight. While talks initially surrounded a potential superfight between Dominick Cruz and Johnson, which would serve as a...

Feb 1, 2017 10:30 am

Demetrious Johnson breaks down potential McGregor Mayweather fight

To start 2017, talks of a potential McGregor Mayweather boxing match have continued to dominate headlines as the pair have continued to go back and forth in regards to a potential showdown. To start the year, Mayweather made Conor McGregor and offer of $15 million to box him, which was quickly countered by UFC President...

Jan 19, 2017 6:58 am

Tyron Woodley: Demetrious Johnson doesn’t get push due to race

UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson is hailed as one of the greatest fighters on the planet today. With a superb 11-fight win streak that has seen him defend his flyweight title nine times over the past four years, Johnson currently sits atop the UFC’s official pound for pound rankings. With that being said, UFC welterweight...

Dec 24, 2016 1:10 pm

VIDEO | USADA drug tests Demetrious Johnson while shopping for booze

nothin like USADA deciding to join me on my date night with @mightywife 😎 pic.twitter.com/d5qzLrlszX — Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) December 19, 2016 Under the UFC’s partnership with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, fighters are obligated to update their location using the USADA app so as to make themselves available for random drug testing. When a fighter...

Dec 24, 2016 12:15 am

Joseph Benavidez hopeful for trilogy fight with Demetrious Johnson

It has now been three years since UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez shared the Octagon. The last time the pair met inside the Octagon, Johnson picked up a 1st round KO win to retain his title for the third time. That fight came just over a year after the pair had their...

Dec 22, 2016 10:07 am

Demetrious Johnson sidelined through first part of 2017 with knee injury

Unfortunate news surfaced this week that UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson had injured his knee earlier this year during his 5-round war against Tim Elliot. In the opening round, Johnson was nearly submitted by the ‘TUF: Tournament of Champions’ winner, however over the course of the next four rounds, Johnson used his wrestling to dictate...

Dec 19, 2016 5:59 am

VIDEO | Demetrious Johnson undergoes surprise USADA test at convenience store

nothin like USADA deciding to join me on my date night with @mightywife 😎 pic.twitter.com/d5qzLrlszX — Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) December 19, 2016 In 2015, the UFC partnered with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in an effort to clean up the sport. Since then, the organization has made a seemingly endless list of PED busts,...

Dec 5, 2016 10:54 am

TUF 24 Finale salary report: Demetrious Johnson increases his earnings from last competiton

Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson defended his UFC flyweight championship belt for the ninth consecutive time over the weekend and earned himself the highest payout from The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. Johnson beat the TUF season 24 tournament winner Tim Elliott by unanimous decision in a five-round title fight and earned himself $350,000 in doing so,...

Dec 4, 2016 11:23 am

No love for UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson?

UFC flyweight champion continued his reign of dominance at last night’s TUF 24 Finale event in Las Vegas, scoring a unanimous decision victory over The Ultimate Fighter winner Tim Elliott in the evenings main event. The victory marked Johnson’s ninth straight title defense and improved his overall mixed martial arts record to a remarkable 25-2-1....

Dec 3, 2016 11:48 pm

MMA community reacts to Demetrious Johnson vs. Tim Elliot

in the main event of the Ultimate Fighter season 24 Finale, Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson and TUF 24 winner Tim Elliot squared off in what turned out to be a spectacular fight. In the first round, Elliot left MMA fans stunned as he not only dropped the flyweight champ, but won the round with his...

Dec 3, 2016 11:36 pm

VIDEO | Demetrious Johnson vs. Tim Elliot (Highlights)

In the main event of the TUF 24 Finale, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson proved once again why he is the pound for pound kingpin as he secured a unanimous decision win over Tim Elliot. In the first round, it appeared as though Elliot would pull off an incredible upset as his extremely unorthodox striking...

Dec 3, 2016 10:28 pm

TUF 24 Finale Results: Demetrious Johnson defeats Tim Elliot

A flyweight title fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger Tim Elliott served as the main event of tonight’s TUF 24 Finale fight card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Elliot connects with a handful of punches, however none of them stun Johnson. Johnson shoots for a takedown, which resulted in Elliot ending up...

Dec 3, 2016 9:35 am

Demetrious Johnson embracing role as “dark horse champion”

Tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC flyweight champion and pound for pound kingpin Demetrious Johnson will step into the Octagon as he looks to defend his flyweight championship for the ninth time when he faces the winner of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions’, Tim Elliot. While Johnson has all but cleaned out the UFC’s...

Dec 3, 2016 7:56 am

Demetrious Johnson discusses possibility of moving up in weight

UFC flyweight champion, and pound for pound kingpin, Demetrious Johnson is undoubtably one of the most dominant champions in the history of the UFC. Since winning the UFC flyweight championship in 2012, Johnson has gone on a tear of the flyweight division, defending his title eight times in the span of four years, and all...

Nov 30, 2016 10:31 am

Demetrious Johnson doesn’t care about being above Conor McGregor on the pound-for-pound list

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson have been neck-and-neck atop MMA’s pound-for-pound list for years. Now that Jon Jones is out of competition with a suspension, however, there is little denying that Mighty Mouse is MMA’s pound-for-pound king. According to Mighty Mouse, however, being the pound-for-pound best doesn’t...

Sep 16, 2016 7:11 am

TJ Dillashaw Considering Drop to Flyweight for Title Fight with Demetrious Johnson

In January of this year, TJ Dillashaw surrendered the UFC bantamweight title to returning champion Dominick Cruz in a competitive, five-round battle. Having rebounded from this title loss with a nice, decision win over Rafael Assuncao at UFC 200, Dillashaw’s focus is now locked on a rematch with Cruz, and the chance to reclaim the...

Sep 13, 2016 9:39 am

Demetrious Johnson is Ready to Start Calling for “Money Fights”

Over the last few months, several UFC champions have caught flack for calling for money fights – that is, the fights that they believe will make them the most money, rather than the ones that make the most sense from a rankings standpoint. The most high-profile fighter to chase these fights is, of course, UFC...

Sep 13, 2016 5:57 am

Demetrious Johnson: After Four Years as UFC Champion, “I Can’t Retire.”

We’ve seen some huge paydays in MMA recently. Back in March, Conor McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to be paid $1 million dollars, flat-out. Months later, at UFC 200, Brock Lesnar more than doubled that record with a disclosed purse of $2.5 million. Then, in August, McGregor once again beat the record...

Aug 31, 2016 9:49 pm

Demetrious Johnson up for superfight with Dominick Cruz

With Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson both hailed as two of the most dominant champions in the UFC, many fans have been calling for the pair to have a rematch of their 2011 scrap that saw Cruz walk away with a unanimous decision. Cruz, who is fresh off a dominant decision win over Urijah Faber...

Aug 30, 2016 10:06 pm

VIDEO | Demetrious Johnson calls out Ariel Helwani for basketball game

[ooyala code=”FqcGhtNTE6ipkhpsVadtDljiKLYxKwmd” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1280″ height=”1280″ autoplay=”true”] UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is arguably the pound for pound kingpin of MMA at the present time. After being forced to withdraw from his UFC 201 scrap with Wilson Reis in July, Johnson has decided to look to showcase his talents outside of the Octagon. ‘Mighty Mouse’...

Jul 8, 2016 12:38 pm

Report: Injury derails UFC 201 title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Wilson Reis

Injuries continue to haunt the UFC. The latest is the UFC flyweight championship bout that was scheduled for UFC 201 between champion Demetrious Johnson and contender Wilson Reis, according to a report from Combate. MMA journalist Ariel Helwani also confirmed through sources that Johnson suffered an injury and was forced to pull out of the...

Jun 26, 2016 12:52 pm

Wilson Reis believes he can knockout Demetrious Johnson

Wilson Reis will challenge Demetrious Johnson for the UFC flyweight title at UFC 201 next month. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, Reis, has earned nine of his twenty career victories by way of submission. However, when Wilson squares off with “Mighty Mouse” at UFC 201 he wouldn’t be surprised if he gets his first career...