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Demetrious Johnson ranks himself at No. 2 amongst MMA’s greatest fighters of all-time: “Nobody has been able to do what I’ve been able to”

Susan Cox - November 28, 2023

Demetrious Johnson is ranking himself No. 2 amongst MMA’s greatest fighters of all-time. ‘Mighty Mouse’ (25-4 MMA) currently fights in the lightweight division of ONE Championship and has 5 wins and 1 loss under that banner.  Johnson most recently fought and defeated Adriano Moraes (20-5 MMA) this past May.

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Jarred Brooks eyeing showdown with MMA GOAT Demetrious Johnson: “DJ is the main fight, period”

BJPENN.COM Staff - November 15, 2023

Jarred Brooks harbors a specific ambition in ONE Championship to face none other than the legendary Demetrious Johnson. “The Monkey God” has already carved a path of success as the ONE Strawweight MMA World Champion.

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Demetrious Johnson advises Francis Ngannou to walk away from MMA following Tyson Fury fight: “There's nothing left for him to do in that sport”

Harry Kettle - October 31, 2023

MMA legend Demetrious Johnson has advised Francis Ngannou to focus on boxing after his fight against Tyson Fury. Last weekend, Francis Ngannou surprised a whole lot of people. He went toe to toe with Tyson Fury in what proved to be a really competitive encounter. He even dropped Fury, but in the end, it was ‘The Gypsy King’ who was given the controversial split decision win.

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Demetrious Johnson sees Stamp Fairtex prevailing over Ham Seo Hee at ONE Fight Night 14

BJPENN.COM Staff - September 29, 2023

The highlight of ONE Fight Night 14 on Prime Video revolves around the showdown between Stamp Fairtex and Ham Seo Hee, and Demetrious Johnson is among those eagerly anticipating the matchup. Both women will go head-to-head for the ONE Interim Atomweight MMA World Championship. This bout airs live in U.S. primetime from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday, September 29.

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ONE Flyweight MMA World Champion Demetrious Johnson stuns with gold-medal performance at IBJJF Masters

BJPENN.COM Staff - September 1, 2023

Demetrious Johnson has just proven his exceptional versatility and dedication to martial arts. This time, the reigning ONE Flyweight MMA World Champion ventured into the gi-clad discipline of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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Josh Thomson refutes Demetrious Johnson’s claim that MMA is the easiest sport to become a world champion: “There’s not a lot of them at 125”

Harry Kettle - September 1, 2023

Bellator commentator and former fighter Josh Thomson has questioned Demetrious Johnson’s claim that it’s easier to become a world champion in MMA than in boxing. Mixed martial arts fans all know and love Demetrious Johnson. He’s one of the greatest champions in the history of the sport, and he’s one of the finest fighters to ever compete in the UFC. While he may be in ONE Championship now, he’s still a top competitor and likely will be for a while to come if he decides to postpone retirement.

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Demetrious Johnson says it's easier to become a champion in MMA than in boxing: “Look at Brock Lesnar”

Harry Kettle - August 29, 2023

Demetrious Johnson believes it’s easier to become a champion in mixed martial arts when compared to boxing. We all know Demetrious Johnson to be one of the greatest fighters of all time. He was one of the best UFC champions there has ever been, and he proceeded to carry that reputation over to ONE Championship. ‘Mighty Mouse’ has done some incredible things in MMA and while his future may be uncertain, it’s hard not to be impressed by his body of work.

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UFC’s Aljamain Sterling takes aim at ONE flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson and instantly regrets it

BJPENN.COM Staff - August 17, 2023

Demetrious Johnson responded to the somewhat ludicrous comment made by UFC bantamweight king Aljamain Sterling that Father Time has caught up to the ONE Flyweight MMA World Champion. Appearing on The MMA Hour this past Wednesday, Johnson expressed his desire to “spar” with Sterling and provided some critical insights into the UFC Bantamweight World Champion.

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Demetrious Johnson serious about catchweight fight with Bradley Martyn: "It's going to happen"

Josh Evanoff - August 16, 2023

ONE Championship flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson really wants to fight Bradley Martyn. The bodybuilding YouTuber has made several headlines over the last few months. While never having trained for a sustained amount of time, let alone fight, Bradley Martyn has been vocal about his fighting ability. In a recent interview with Brendan Schaub, he even argued that he could beat Demetrious Johnson in a street fight.

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Demetrious Johnson commits to join 2023 IBJJF Masters

BJPENN.COM Staff - August 14, 2023

Demetrious Johnson, the reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion and MMA legend, is set to embark on a new challenge. “Mighty Mouse” will be switching fields temporarily to showcase his talents in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the 2023 IBJJF Masters World Championships. The competition will take place between August 31 and September 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Demetrious Johnson shares his prediction for a future Israel Adesanya vs. Bo Nickal title fight

Susan Cox - August 10, 2023

Demetrious Johnson is sharing his prediction for a future Israel Adesanya vs. Bo Nickal title fight. It was on the first episode of ‘The GOATCast’ with Henry Cejudo and Demetrious Johnson, that the latter spoke about the state of the UFC middleweight division.

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Demetrious Johnson hints at fight with massive YouTube bodybuilder Bradley Martyn: "See you soon"

Josh Evanoff - August 2, 2023

Yes, ONE Championship flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson might be fighting Bradley Martyn. ‘Mighty Mouse’ has been out of action since his trilogy against Adriano Moraes in May. There, he scored a unanimous decision win over the Brazilian, retaining his flyweight title in the process. It was also the second win in a row over the former champion, as Demetrious Johnson put the series at 2-1 in his favor.

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Demetrious Johnson believes Henry Cejudo would have defeated Aljamain Sterling under ONE Championship rule set: “Oh, 1,000 percent”

Harry Kettle - May 12, 2023

Demetrious Johnson believes Henry Cejudo would’ve gotten his hand raised over Aljamain Sterling if it was fought under ONE Championship rules. At UFC 288 last weekend, Aljamain Sterling defeated Henry Cejudo. He did so via split decision, following an incredibly tight main event for the UFC bantamweight championship. When it was all said and done, many felt as if it was one of the tightest UFC title fights in recent years.

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Demetrious Johnson plans to meet with Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones before retirement decision: "You mind if I pick your brain?"

Josh Evanoff - May 8, 2023

ONE Championship flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has some big decisions to make. ‘Mighty Mouse’ returned in the main event of ONE Fight Night 10 on Friday night. There, Johnson faced longtime rival Adriano Moraes. The Brazilian had scored a knockout win over the former UFC champion in 2021 but suffered a stoppage loss in their rematch the following year.

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Demetrious Johnson thought Henry Cejudo had done enough to get the nod over Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288

Susan Cox - May 8, 2023

Demetrious Johnson believes Henry Cejudo had done enough to get the nod over Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288. It was this past Saturday, May 6th at UFC 288 which took place in the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey that saw Aljamain Sterling (23-3 MMA) defend his title against Henry Cejudo (16-3 MMA) in the bantamweight main event.

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Pros react after Demetrious Johnson defeats Adriana Moraes at ONE Fight Night 10

Chris Taylor - May 5, 2023

ONE Championship made its debut on US soil this evening in Colorado, with Demetrious Johnson vs. Adriano Moraes 3 headlining the card. Johnson (25-4-1 MMA) had recaptured the promotion’s flyweight title last August in Singapore, scoring a fourth-round knockout victory over ‘Mikinho’ (see that here). The former UFC flyweight kingpin had gone 4-1 under the ONE Championship banner ahead of tonight’s title fight, with his lone loss in that time coming to Moraes.

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Demetrious Johnson hits back at critics who believe Francis Ngannou made a mistake leaving the UFC: "I've been successful"

Josh Evanoff - April 19, 2023

ONE Championship flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson knows you don’t need to be in the UFC to have success. ‘Mighty Mouse’ is currently slated to face Adriano Moraes next month at ONE Fight Night 10. The two flyweights will headline the promotion’s maiden voyage to America, as the event will go down in Colorado. In their first outing in 2021, the Brazilian won by knockout. However, Johnson repaid the favor last year to win the gold.

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Demetrious Johnson reveals retirement possible after trilogy with Adriano Moraes: "I don't want to fight for two more years"

Josh Evanoff - April 18, 2023

ONE Championship flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson won’t be around much longer. ‘Mighty Mouse’ has been out of the cage since his rematch with Adriano Moraes last August. In their first outing the previous April, the Brazilian scored a highlight-reel second-round knockout win. To his credit, Johnson repaid the favor last year, winning the flyweight title with a third-round stoppage.