Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson is arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since 2011 at the hands of Dominick Cruz, he’s on an 11 fight win streak, 9 of which are title defences and he doesn’t look to be slowing down.
He is, however, considering a move from the division he has thoroughly dominated to chase a second strap if the payday is enough to entice the move.
In an interview with NESN, Johnson claims he would go for a second belt “Yeah definitely, if the money’s right. It’s always about the money aspect of it, you know. I need to have an incentive to go up and do it, you know.”
Johnson goes on to say that people are continuously calling for him to move to another weight class because he is so dominantly ruling his weight class, but people wouldn’t tell Usain Bolt to change it up. “He runs the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash every single year at the Olympics, and he breaks his own record, but no one ever tells him, ‘Why don’t you run a 400? Why don’t you run a mile? I mean, you’re fast,’ because he’s always focused on his craft, which is trying to beat his record.” This is what Demetrious feels he’s doing, trying to beat his own record and better himself, he doesn’t have to prove to others how good he is by moving weight class.
“That’s why I’m trying to do. I’m trying to beat my record. I’m trying to always improve myself, better myself and trying to beat Anderson Silva’s record”
It’s been 5 years since Johnson lost and he attributes a lot of this to the 15 hours a week he trains and his commitment to each discipline since his amateur days in each martial art.
Johnson hopes he can get on the co-main event at UFC 211, behind Stipe Miocic vs Junior Dos Santos for the heavyweight title, but as of right now, doesn’t have a fight booked. As it stands now Mighty Mouse will probably hope to have at least 2 more fights at flyweight to better Anderson Silvas record of title defences and then possibly look to take on a second championship, if the money is there.
He is currently the only flyweight champion the UFC has ever known and will look to keep it that way for the foreseeable future. Do you think Mighty Mouse should move up to face off against the winner of Cody Garbrandt vs TJ Dillashaw? Let us know.