You already know that “Mighty Mouse” is one of the world’s best mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters. Now learn more about the man behind the belt…
Like many fighters, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight titleholder and compact bad-ass Demetrious Johnson began wrestling on a mat, prior to beginning his mixed martial arts (MMA) career
The 29-year-old wants you to mind your P’s and Q’s about his height, but when it comes to the fighting business, he’s larger than life. Johnson can attack you from anywhere; at any given moment.
Matt Hume’s protege added more weapons to his repertoire over the last eight years and has 13 finishes in 23 professional fights.
With seven title defenses to his credit, “Mighty Mouse” stands alone in the 125-pound class, but he still has naysayers. Just two weeks after his latest title defense, a five-round drubbing of rival John Dodson at the UFC 191 pay-per-view (PPV) last month, Johnson spoke with MMAmania.com about critics, early life and post-fight plans, bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw; and more.
Why do you fight?
DJ: It’s a sport and I love to compete. The fighting was something I got into because in wrestling – I’ve done ….View original article