- Demetrious Johnson named his MMA Mount Rushmore
- “Mighty Mouse” backed his claim as the MMA GOAT after Jon Jones
Demetrious Johnson is confident that when it comes to MMA GOAT, only Jon Jones is ahead of him.
No. 2 on the GOAT list
Speaking on his YouTube channel, “Mighty Mouse” revealed his MMA Mount Rushmore. In it, Johnson put Anderson Silva at No. 4 and Georges St-Pierre at No. 3. For his No. 2, Johnson proudly named himself as the rightful fighter deserving of the spot.
According to “Mighty Mouse,” his resume proves that he is the second greatest of all time behind “Bones.”
“Nobody has been able to do what I’ve been able to do in the flyweight division or in any division – 11 executive title defenses created a brand new move that none of you guys ever seen ‘The Mighty Whiz Bar’… I have wins by knockout, submission, got in decision, got in split draw, whatever you want to call it,” Johnson said.
“[Jones] that is the only man that I’ll put ahead of me because this man I feel like any single time he has been inside the cage, he could just destroy his opponent however he wanted,” he added.
Why DJ is ahead of Silva and GSP
As for why he thinks he should be above Silva and GSP, Johnson pointed out that the fact that he was able to dominate in other organizations besides the UFC is enough to back it up.
“For me to be able to have 11 consecutive title defenses and always look for the finish against my opponents… and be able to go to a different organization — where I’m fighting at 135, I’m fighting bigger opponents, different ruleset — was able to win a World Grand Prix… then turn around and fight for the belt, got knocked out, came back and knocked the guy out, then defended the belt, and then after all that I go do an IBJJF Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament — my first time in the Gi; brown belt masters at 37 years old — and I go out and I win it… not one of those fighters, not even Jon Jones himself, would be able to do that. So, I think the ability for me to able to transition into different things is what’s put me above those guys,” Johnson explained.
After reigning as the UFC flyweight champion for six years, Johnson switched to ONE Championship and quickly dominated the promotion’s bantamweight division. He currently has an impressive 25-4-1 record and is still competing at a high level at age 37.
All told, “Mighty Mouse” indeed, is one of, if not the greatest MMA fighter in history.
Check out Johnson’s full video below: