Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, a 12-time Flyweight World Champion, is widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound mixed martial stars. He made ONE Championship his safe place in 2018 after totally dominating the very tough North American circuit with a record-setting run of 11 World Title wins.
While Johnson currently enjoys fighting and has no intentions to retire anytime shortly, his priorities changed as he nears the end of his career. Demetrious, on the other hand, has stated that he will not return to the UFC or fight at flyweight again.
Veteran MMA fighter Johnson discussed his future in the sport with ESPN MMA’s Ariel Helwani. Demetrious has stated that he will not return to the 125-pound weight class, which he contested from 2012-to 2018. With 135 pounds, Mighty Mouse is sure to continue battling.
He presently competes in One Championship’s flyweight division, according to Ariel Helwani. In One Championship, the 135-pound weight class is known as the flyweight division.
Demetrious Johnson Today
In so many aspects, Johnson couldn’t even fight anymore, and his reputation in the game would be already established, though he is determined to compete until the day he decides to retire.
Johnson might not be the one beating the drum to proclaim himself the best of all time, or anything for that respect when he ultimately hangs the gloves up for the last time. He says that he’ll be the parent who strives to raise his children properly because that matters much more to him than everything in the cage.
He’ll continue to learn new ways of doing everything, but it won’t consume his life. Johnsons says that if he’s the world champion to his kids. They could care less. There are more essential things in life than battling, including his family. He is now spending as much time as possible with the family.
Johnson will not be the one beating the drum to proclaim himself the best of all time, or anything for that matter when he ultimately hangs the gloves up for the last time. He’ll be the parent who strives to raise his children properly because that matters much more to him than everything in the cage.
He is among the best boxers in the UFC era, and he started in One Championship in 2019 after leaving the UFC. Since then, Johnson has won three outstanding fights with One Championship and is also the One Championship flyweight Grand Prix champion.
Highlights of his career
Johnson has been dubbed the finest mixed martial fighter globally by UFC announcer Joe Rogan, ESPN.com, UFC president Dana White, and other media sites. Among the fastest fighters in the MMA world, Johnson has a wrestling background that he employs to manage the fight’s location completely and, when necessary, land multiple knockdowns in a single game.
Johnson is known for his rapid striking and deceptive movement in conjunction with his wrestling background. He is known for landing swift kicks and punches to the body and head, escaping his enemy’s reach. He’s also noted for his skill to counter-strike from inside the pocket.
Also, he has used the Muay Thai plum in upper body clinches, blending in a sequence of knees and elbows. Also, he is well-versed in Catch wrestling.
Johnson had a difficult upbringing, with an abusive stepdad and deaf mother. He has never seen his biological father, not a peek, nothing. Destiny Johnson, his wife, has been instrumental in helping him get on from his past.
He says that his wife is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to him, and life would’ve been incomplete without her. They married in Hawaii on May 11, 2012. Tyron was born in 2013, and Maverick was born on April 15, 2015. They also have a daughter, who was born in August 2018. Johnson is an ardent gamer who broadcasts his gameplay on Twitch with the handle of mighty gaming.
Johnson’s ambition was not to be a winner. He was so intelligent and so darn good that he outperformed everyone and won the world championship 12 times. For his part, he is here to have fun and relax. Now he’s simply living his life and taking it one day at a time.