Demetrious Johnson Got A Wild Idea How To Reinforce GOAT Status
Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson has never tasted a defeat since moving down from bantamweight to the flyweight division. Johnson has risen to become the world’s top 125-pound competitor and UFC’s No. 1 fighter in pound-for-pound rankings. He is a longest reigning champion in UFC’s history as he seeks a 12th consecutive flyweight title defense against Henry Cejudo in the co-main event of the upcoming UFC 227 pay-per-view (PPV) event Saturday (Aug 4, 2018) at Staples Center.
Earlier this year talks of a super fight between Johnson and TJ Dillashaw was making rounds, with the vision of Johnson defending his strap against the bantamweight champion or going back up to his old division to possibly become the third ever two-division champion simultaneous dual, the honor which Daniel Cormier and Conor Mcgregor hold.
But the fight negotiations went dormant when Johnson demands $2 million to agree to this bout, which led to UFC president Dana White balked at the request, then honor Johnson his title defense.
‘Mighty Mouse’ decline the Dillashaw PPV offer in favor of breaking Anderson Silva’s long-standing record of 11 title defense against Ray Borg back in October, which saw Johnson was victorious.
Johnson recently said that he had accepted the super fight, but later he injured his shoulder which led to surgery. When he was healthy and ready for training camp, UFC offered Dillashaw an offer to face Garbrandt in a rematch.
Johnson has an interesting idea by competing at different promotions and winning the world titles their.
“If I was to, like, go out and collect all the belts, now that’s something that’s like, ‘OK, I’ve proven that I’m the best,’ Johnson said to MMAJunkie. “If I was to go to ONE Championship, win the flyweight division there. Go to Rizin, win the flyweight division there. And then go to Bellator … win the belt there. Now this speaks volumes.”
“For me to have every unique looking belt around the world, that’s what gets me excited if you really want to know. That’s where it’s like, ‘You have me interested now.’”
No doubt Johnson is a most dominant champion in UFC history, but he isn’t PPV draw or has an emotional connection with fans as fighters like GSP, Silva or Conor.
Whats next for Johnson whether he’ll be back in talks of a super fight, it all depends if he gets past Henry at UFC 227.