UFC flyweight champ, Demetrious Johnson, would entertain a 145-pound superfight against Conor McGregor.
Conor McGregor may have become the UFC’s first simultaneous two-division champion, capturing both the featherweight and lightweight titles, but Demetrious Johnson is the pound-for-pound number one.
Johnson, who defended his flyweight title for the 10th time against BJJ world champ Wilson Reis at UFC on FOX 24, is open to fighting ‘The Notorious’ at 145 lbs.
“He would have to make 145, I would not be able to make 155 pounds,” Johnson told TMZ in a recent interview, per MMA Mania’s Jesse Holland. “I would say that fight is absolutely easier to get done than the Floyd Mayweather fight.”
A boxing showdown between McGregor and Mayweather picked up steam when the Irishman beat Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title at UFC 205. And, while nothing has been announced, the bout is rumoured to take place on September 14, with McGregor telling reporters that things are ‘very close’ to being signed.
Johnson, who is now tied with Anderson Silva for the most title defenses in UFC history, has previously fought at bantamweight but has never competed at 145-pounds.
A fight with McGregor is highly unlikely, but ‘Mighty Mouse’ is much more realistic about fighting BW champ Cody Garbrandt, provided that the fight is on his terms.