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Demetrious Johnson on Superfight with Cody Garbrandt: “It will not be my next fight.”

Who will Mighty Mouse face in his historical 11th title defence?

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After recently defeating Wilson Reis at UFC on FOX 24 and tying Anderson Silva’s record of 10 consecutive title defences, Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson has a chance to make history in his next bout. And while UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt has been eagerly campaigning to face Johnson in his next title defence, it does not look like that will happen.

On a recent episode of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, the flyweight champion revealed that he has discussed a potential superfight with Garbrandt and the pair have decided to put the idea on ice, at least for now.

”He’s his own person, “Johnson said on The MMA Hour. “Me and Cody talked off scene, everything’s fine, its just business. … It will not be my next fight. Don’t worry about it.”

Still the question remains, who will ‘Mighty Mouse’ face in his next fight? He has all but cleaned out the division on his 12 fight winning streak. Many fans and media are speculating that Johnson will either face the winner of Henry Cejudo vs Sergio Pettis or Joseph Benavidez vs Ben Nguyen, although he has already beaten two of those four men.

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Regardless, Johnson says he does not feel compelled to move up to 135 pounds in search of competition.

“People say I need to go up and do this, do that,” Johnson said. “Why not be the greatest ever? UFC went out and signed a whole bunch of great new flyweight talent and I would not mind putting my name against theirs and giving them a loss.”

Who would you like to see Johnson face in his historical 11th title defence? Let us know in the comment section.

 

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