Earlier this year, in the main event of the UFC’s recent trip to Kansas City, Missouri, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson defended his title for a whopping tenth-straight time. With this successful defense, which saw him submit BJJ blackbelt Wilson Reis, he tied Anderson Silva’s record for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC history. He now hopes to break that record.
At the moment, the opponent for Johnson’s next title fight is not yet known. While bantamweights Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw have both been suggested as options, the most likely choice seems to be flyweight contender Ray Borg.
In a recent interview with Fox Sports, Borg discussed a possible fight with the flyweight champ. Apparently, he’ll be seeking to channel Chris Weidman, who shocked the world by ending Anderson Silva’s reign, nixing what would have been his eleventh defense.
“I feel like I pose the biggest threat to DJ out of anybody,” Borg said. “Everybody else gets out wrestled by DJ and he out speeds everybody else. Against me, he’s not going to be faster than me. He’s not going to be stronger than me. Mix that with my technique and my speed, why not be the guy for the job?”
“It’s funny Anderson Silva set the record for 10 title defenses and the dark horse of the division Chris Weidman came in and shocked the world and then he went in and did it a second time. I don’t think anybody is made to defend that belt more than 10 times and I’m happy to show it.”
“Not only am I going to be the Chris Weidman but I’ll be a little bit better than Chris Weidman. If I get that belt, I’m going to keep that belt as long as I possibly can and as long as my body holds up,” Borg said. “I know it’s easier said than done but I have the work ethic and I have the drive to do so.”
Do you think Ray Borg can hang with Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/22/2017.