Archive: Demetrious Johnson

Sep 21, 2014 10:26 am

Cariaso To Critics: Watch UFC 178 To See Why I Deserve A Title Shot

Chris Cariaso will step into the Octagon to face Demetrious Johnson this Saturday at UFC 178. While many fans are counting Cariaso out of the fight, he believes that he will silence his critics and claim the flyweight championship from Johnson, one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. Cariaso will be...

Sep 21, 2014 10:01 am

John Dodson Back Training Following ACL Surgery

John Dodson was the #1 contender in the flyweight division earlier this year, and a rematch for the title against Demetrious Johnson was on the horizon once again. However, unfortunately, Dodson suffered a torn ACL and would be out until 2015. Dodson posted the following video on his Facebook, of himself back in the gym...

Sep 18, 2014 5:02 am

UFC 178 Headliners Demetrious Johnson And Chris Cariaso Randomly Drug Tested

In an effort to clean up the sport, the UFC has been increasing the volume of random out of competition drug tests. The latest fighters to get tested were none other than UFC 178 headliners Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso. Cariaso recalls the situation to MMAjunkie: “They showed up at my door and said, ‘Alright,...

Sep 16, 2014 5:02 am

After UFC 178, Demetrious Johnson Wants To Take The Rest Of 2014 Off

Demetrious Johnson is arguably one of the UFC’s top pound for pound fighters. The flyweight champion has just one loss to his name during his time with the UFC. After UFC 174 where Mighty Mouse defeated Ali Bagautinov via a unanimous decision, the champ wanted to take some time to recuperate, however the UFC had...

Sep 15, 2014 10:57 am

UFC 178 Extended Preview With Johnson-Cariaso And Cerrone-Alvarez

UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso is coming up on September 27th. To get fans ready for this stacked card, the UFC has brought us a preview video of the main event, as well as the co-main event. The full event lineup is as follows: Main Card (PPV) Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso Eddie Alvarez vs....

Aug 25, 2014 4:55 pm

PHOTO | Ian McCall Undergoes Hand Surgery

Ian McCall is fresh off a dominant win over Brad Pickett at UFC Dublin last month. During his post fight octagon speech, he mentioned that he would have to undergo hand surgery to fix a nagging injury that was preventing him from training at 100% with it. McCall had the surgery, and snapped a picture...

Jul 29, 2014 9:39 am

Rustam Khabilov’s Friend Sucker Punched Ali Bagautinov

Ali Bagautinov faced Demetrious Johnson last month in a one sided fight that saw Johnson retain his flyweight strap. After the fight it was discovered that Bagautinov tested positive for EPO, which is a PED that enhances endurance. Bagautinov spoke with ValeTudo.ru and explained that his teammate Rustam Khabilov’s friend sucker punched him leading up...

Jul 28, 2014 10:41 am

Lawler’s $1 Mil UFC Run: Earns More This Year Than Most UFC Champs

Robbie Lawler is coming off a win over Matt Brown this past Saturday at UFC on Fox 12. The fight earned him the right to fight Johny Hendricks for the welterweight title in a highly anticipated rematch. What is most interesting about Lawler’s last 12 months however is the total earnings Lawler has. Taking a...

Jul 23, 2014 10:50 am

Dana White Explains Why Cariaso’s Getting Such A Quick Title Shot

“The problem is that there is no doubt the fight everybody wanted to see would be John Dodson, but he’s hurt. Ian McCall just fought, Johnson knocked out [Joseph] Benavidez, and he beat John Moraga. People are going to bitch about Demetrious Johnson no matter who we put him in there against. Eventually, he’ll just...

Jul 22, 2014 3:59 pm

Ian McCall: I Pose The Biggest Threat To Demetrious Johnson

UFC Flyweight Ian McCall is coming off an excellent performance against Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night Dublin. After the bout McCall was asked who he would like to fight next, to which he replied with the fair answer: Demetrious Johnson. McCall spoke to Sherdog.com this week to discuss his plans for getting a shot...

Jul 20, 2014 7:33 pm

‘Mighty Mouse’ Doesn’t Care If His Opponents Cheat With Steroids

“I don’t care if my opponents are cheating or not. I train my butt off to fight the man who is put in front of me whether he’s on steroids or not. I want to play on a level playing field, but if they knew about it beforehand and didn’t stop it, at the same...

Jul 16, 2014 5:01 am

Demetrious Johnson Set To Face Chris Cariaso At UFC 177

UFC Flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson is set to face Chris Cariaso in the co-main event of UFC 177 on August 30th. Cariaso is 7-3 in his UFC career, and is currently on a three fight winning streak that saw him defeat Illiarde Santos, Danny Martinez, and most recently Louis Smolka in May. champion Demetrious Johnson...

Jul 11, 2014 8:53 am

No Title Fight! John Dodson Out for One Year Following Torn ACL

John Dodson has been steadily working his way back up towards Demetrius Johnson’s Flyweight belt, always with insane speed, and bottomless gas tank, and flashy style. Besides the champ, he is arguably one of the best flyweights to watch. However, as it does so many fighters, injury may be taking Dodson out of the game...

Apr 25, 2014 4:56 pm

Brendan Schaub vs. Andrei Arlovski Is Official For UFC 174

  Yesterday, UFC president Dana White welcomed former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski back to the octagon via twitter. The promotion wasted no time in finding “The Pitbull” a fight. The UFC announced today that Arlovski would be welcomed back into the octagon by Brendan Schaub. .@BrendanSchaub vs @AndreiArlovski added to #UFC174! Get tix NOW...

Apr 9, 2014 5:13 pm

Mighty Mouse vs. Bagautinov Headlines UFC 174

UFC 174 in Vancouver is starting to take shape, with an expected headliner of Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson vs Ali “Puncher King” Bagautinov, as announced by UFC officials. Johnson (19-2-1, 7-1-1 UFC), will look to continue what has proven to be a dominant UFC title run. Since capturing the inaugural Flyweight title in 2012, Johnson...

Mar 26, 2014 3:29 pm

John Dodson vs. John Moraga 2 set for ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ in Albuquerque

UFC officials announced today that former flyweight title challengers John Dodson (15-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and John Moraga (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will square off at the upcoming ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ event in Albuquerque. The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 winner, John Dodson, is coming off a “Knockout of the night” victory over Darrell Montague,...

Mar 2, 2014 6:10 pm

John Dodson hopes to return in May, plans on knocking out Mighty Mouse

Former UFC Flyweight number one contender, John Dodson (14-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC), has earned 3 of his 5 career octagon wins by form of knockout. Dodson, who has been out of action since November with a knee injury, is hoping to raise his KO percentage to 67% by earning his fourth knockout in six tries when he returns to...

Feb 3, 2014 6:02 pm

Joseph Benavidez vs. Timothy Elliott set for UFC 172 in Baltimore

UFC officials announced today that a flyweight tilt between Joseph Benavidez (19-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Timothy Elliott (10-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore, Maryland. Joseph Benavidez has gone 6-2 in the UFC, but has yet to solve the riddle that is UFC flyweight champion Demetrious...

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

PREDICTIONS: 2014’s Top 5 Break Out Fighters

With 2013 drawing to a close, which fighters are going to have the biggest years in 2014?   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Looking back at this past year, a number of fighters stand out as having exceptionally impressive performances during the last twelve months.  Fighters like Ronda Rousey, who became the first female champion in...

Dec 24, 2013 9:44 am

‘Mighty Mouse’ Says Sure, Give Hm Bantamweight Title Shot

“There’s a lot of work that needs to be done at 125. I need to dominate and clean out the entire division and then I can start thinking about going up to 135. Like I said, I’m happy to be at 125. I love training hard. I love the weight cut and I love fighting...

Dec 19, 2013 8:49 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FOX 9 Draws 2.8 Million

The numbers are in for the UFC on FOX 9 ratings. the card, headlined by a match between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and number one contender Joseph Benevidez scored a 1.8 rating for the night, and had an overall viewership number of 2.8 million total viewers. The strongest markets for the show was in...

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 16, 2013 8:15 am

UFC On FOX 9 Ratings Up From Previous Event

UFC on Fox 9 had more viewers than UFC on Fox 8, but that isn’t saying much. The card, headlined by a flyweight title match between champion Demetrious Johnson and perennial number one contender Joseph Benevidez, ranked as the fourth worst for UFC on Fox cards in terms of viewership. The card had an average...

Dec 14, 2013 10:50 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Salary Report: Johnson Bags $250k For Title Defense

The California State Athletic Commission has released the UFC on FOX 9 disclosed salaries. Of the $1.1 million total pay-out, the UFC dished UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson a cool quarter-mill for his successful title defense and paid ‘The California Kid’ $200k for his second round submission over McDonald. The Full disclosed salaries are as follows:...