Demetrious Johnson News
ONE Flyweight MMA World Champion Demetrious Johnson stuns with gold-medal performance at IBJJF Masters
BJPENN.COM Staff - September 1, 2023
Josh Thomson refutes Demetrious Johnson’s claim that MMA is the easiest sport to become a world champion: “There’s not a lot of them at 125”
Harry Kettle - September 1, 2023
Demetrious Johnson says it's easier to become a champion in MMA than in boxing: “Look at Brock Lesnar”
Harry Kettle - August 29, 2023
UFC’s Aljamain Sterling takes aim at ONE flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson and instantly regrets it
BJPENN.COM Staff - August 17, 2023
Demetrious Johnson serious about catchweight fight with Bradley Martyn: "It's going to happen"
Josh Evanoff - August 16, 2023
Demetrious Johnson commits to join 2023 IBJJF Masters
BJPENN.COM Staff - August 14, 2023
Demetrious Johnson, the reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion and MMA legend, is set to embark on a new challenge. “Mighty Mouse” will be switching fields temporarily to showcase his talents in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the 2023 IBJJF Masters World Championships. The competition will take place between August 31 and September 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Demetrious Johnson shares his prediction for a future Israel Adesanya vs. Bo Nickal title fight
Susan Cox - August 10, 2023
Demetrious Johnson is sharing his prediction for a future Israel Adesanya vs. Bo Nickal title fight. It was on the first episode of ‘The GOATCast’ with Henry Cejudo and Demetrious Johnson, that the latter spoke about the state of the UFC middleweight division.
Demetrious Johnson hints at fight with massive YouTube bodybuilder Bradley Martyn: "See you soon"
Josh Evanoff - August 2, 2023
Yes, ONE Championship flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson might be fighting Bradley Martyn. ‘Mighty Mouse’ has been out of action since his trilogy against Adriano Moraes in May. There, he scored a unanimous decision win over the Brazilian, retaining his flyweight title in the process. It was also the second win in a row over the former champion, as Demetrious Johnson put the series at 2-1 in his favor.
Demetrious Johnson reveals secret to beating Adriano Moraes at ONE Fight Night 10
Andrew Whitelaw - May 17, 2023
Demetrious Johnson is one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all-time. The reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion completed the first successful defence of his title when he scored a unanimous decision against Adriano Moraes in their main event trilogy bout at ONE Fight Night 10 in Denver on May 6th.
Demetrious Johnson believes Henry Cejudo would have defeated Aljamain Sterling under ONE Championship rule set: “Oh, 1,000 percent”
Harry Kettle - May 12, 2023
Demetrious Johnson plans to meet with Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones before retirement decision: "You mind if I pick your brain?"
Josh Evanoff - May 8, 2023
ONE Championship flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has some big decisions to make. ‘Mighty Mouse’ returned in the main event of ONE Fight Night 10 on Friday night. There, Johnson faced longtime rival Adriano Moraes. The Brazilian had scored a knockout win over the former UFC champion in 2021 but suffered a stoppage loss in their rematch the following year.
Demetrious Johnson thought Henry Cejudo had done enough to get the nod over Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288
Susan Cox - May 8, 2023
Demetrious Johnson believes Henry Cejudo had done enough to get the nod over Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288. It was this past Saturday, May 6th at UFC 288 which took place in the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey that saw Aljamain Sterling (23-3 MMA) defend his title against Henry Cejudo (16-3 MMA) in the bantamweight main event.
Pros react after Demetrious Johnson defeats Adriana Moraes at ONE Fight Night 10
Chris Taylor - May 5, 2023
ONE Championship made its debut on US soil this evening in Colorado, with Demetrious Johnson vs. Adriano Moraes 3 headlining the card. Johnson (25-4-1 MMA) had recaptured the promotion’s flyweight title last August in Singapore, scoring a fourth-round knockout victory over ‘Mikinho’ (see that here). The former UFC flyweight kingpin had gone 4-1 under the ONE Championship banner ahead of tonight’s title fight, with his lone loss in that time coming to Moraes.
ONE Fight Night 10 Results: Demetrious Johnson defeats Adriano Moraes (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - May 5, 2023
ONE Championship will make its debut on US soil this evening in Colorado, with Demetrious Johnson vs. Adriano Moraes 3 headlining the card. Johnson (24-4-1 MMA) recaptured the promotion’s flyweight title last August in Singapore, scoring a fourth-round knockout victory over ‘Mikinho’ (see that here). The former UFC flyweight kingpin has gone 4-1 since joining the ONE Championship ranks, with his lone loss in that time coming to Moraes.
Demetrious Johnson hits back at critics who believe Francis Ngannou made a mistake leaving the UFC: "I've been successful"
Josh Evanoff - April 19, 2023
Demetrious Johnson reveals retirement possible after trilogy with Adriano Moraes: "I don't want to fight for two more years"
Josh Evanoff - April 18, 2023
ONE Championship flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson won’t be around much longer. ‘Mighty Mouse’ has been out of the cage since his rematch with Adriano Moraes last August. In their first outing the previous April, the Brazilian scored a highlight-reel second-round knockout win. To his credit, Johnson repaid the favor last year, winning the flyweight title with a third-round stoppage.
Demetrious Johnson believes Jon Jones could've defeated Ciryl Gane without weight change: "He could've done that weighing 205!"
Josh Evanoff - March 6, 2023
Former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson wasn’t shocked by Jon Jones‘ successful return. ‘Bones’ made his long-awaited return to the octagon in the main event of UFC 285 over the weekend. While his return was long in the making, so was his move to heavyweight. On Saturday night, Jones competed in the weight class for the first time, facing Ciryl Gane.
Former flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson casts light on his negotiations with the UFC: "They tried to stiff-arm me"
Josh Evanoff - January 18, 2023
ONE flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has reflected on his own negotiations with the UFC. Francis Ngannou recently made headlines for joining the rare club of champions to leave the UFC on their own accord. The last fighter to accomplish that feat was the legendary B.J. Penn. ‘The Prodigy’ left the promotion in 2004, having just become welterweight champion by defeating Matt Hughes.
Demetrious Johnson reveals Paddy Pimblett asked him to do his podcast amid Ariel Helwani beef: "He didn't offer me anything either"
Josh Evanoff - December 9, 2022
ONE Championship flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has given his take on the ongoing scandal involving Paddy Pimblett and Ariel Helwani. ‘The Baddy’ is set to return this Saturday night on pay-per-view at UFC 282. The bout will be Pimblett’s fourth in the UFC, as he will face Jared Gordon. Despite his short stint in the promotion, the British star has made a massive impact.
ONE Championship set for United States debut in May with event headlined by Demetrious Johnson vs. Adriano Moraes III
Josh Evanoff - December 5, 2022
Chael Sonnen explains why the UFC should have no regrets over trading Demetrious Johnson for Ben Askren
Susan Cox - September 2, 2022
Chael Sonnen is explaining why the UFC should have no regrets over trading Demetrious Johnson for Ben Askren. It was almost four years ago that the UFC made a cross-promotion trade, sending Demetrious Johnson to ONE Championship in return for Ben Askren. In 2018 the agreement was reached between the UFC and Singapore’s ONE Championship which saw the first trade between the two MMA promotions.
Demetrious Johnson reveals how he went 'zombie time' to score 'perfect' KO in Adriano Moraes rematch
Andrew Whitelaw - August 29, 2022
Demetrious Johnson appeared to be at his brilliant best when he knocked out Adriano Moraes with a flying knee to win the ONE Flyweight World title in their rematch last weekend. ‘Mighty Mouse’ is widely-considered to be the GOAT of MMA and the 36-year-old believes he’s taken his game to a new level. The former UFC champion at 125lb appeared on the MMA Hour and described how he initiated his now iconic finishing sequence against the Brazilian.
Demetrious Johnson reveals he has no plans of competing at 125-pounds again: "I don't want to make it anymore"
Josh Evanoff - August 29, 2022
ONE flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has no interest in competing at 125-pounds again. ‘Mighty Mouse’ is fresh off his fight with Adriano Moraes last weekend at ONE on Amazon Prime 1. The bout was a rematch of their prior matchup in April 2021, where the Brazilian won by knockout. In the rematch, Johnson got his revenge, knocking out Moraes in round four.
Pros react after Demetrious Johnson KO's Adriano Moraes to reclaim ONE Championship flyweight title
Chris Taylor - August 26, 2022
Demetrious Johnson not only earned revenge but reclaimed the ONE Championship flyweight title with his nasty KO over Adriano Moraes. Johnson (23-4-1 MMA) and Moraes (20-3 MMA) collided for a second time this evening at Singapore Indoor Stadium. The pair had originally met late last year, where the Brazilian became the first fighter to ever knockout ‘Mighty Mouse’ courtesy of a nasty flying knee. That historic win had also earned Adriano Moraes the ONE Championship flyweight title, a belt which was once again up for grabs this evening.
Demetrious Johnson not worried about chin after suffering first knockout loss: "I never doubt myself"
Josh Evanoff - August 26, 2022
ONE Championship flyweight contender Demetrious Johnson is confident ahead of his return. ‘Mighty Mouse’ is set to face Adriano Moraes tonight at ONE on Amazon Prime 1. The bout will be a rematch of their prior encounter in April 2021. In that outing, Johnson was knocked out in the second round as he tried to become ONE flyweight champion.
Demetrious Johnson names the lone UFC champion he believes has the best chance of breaking his defense record
Susan Cox - August 26, 2022
Demetrious Johnson has named the lone UFC champion he believes has the best chance of breaking his defense record. “Mighty Mouse” indeed boasts the record for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC history.