UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson is by most accounts the top 125er on the planet and plans to prove such this weekend at UFC on FOX 8 where he’ll face John Moraga. However, “Mighty Mouse” has awfully big goals for a guy so small, and it looks like being divisional king isn’t enough for the 26-year old.
Johnson spoke to media members during open workouts this week where he expressed interest in eventually taking on the bantamweight division’s title-holder as well as taking on a few other challenges in his career.
In a conversation captured by MMAFighting, the 17-2-1 Johnson stated…
“I think, once Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland and maybe Dominick Cruz sort their things out, if Dana White wants to do a superfight with us, talk to us. … Every time he talks about a superfight with Anderson Silva and GSP, those guys make a lot of money, so, you know, I’m always up for that. This is about doing stuff for fun and tackling challenges and making history. I wouldn’t mind being part of the first flyweight vs. bantamweight fight. Obviously they’re like, you’re smaller than that guy. So what? What’s the worst that can happen?”
“The belt is an achievement – it’s a token of what I’ve accomplished in my mixed martial arts career. There are things, I want to compete in a big tournament, like an eight-man tournament, like the old fighters. You’re going to compete, you’re going to fight this one and this one. I want to fight a 10-minute round. I want to fight in a ring. I haven’t fought in a ring in so long. There’s still a lot of things I want to do in my career.”
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