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UFC champion Demetrious Johnson keeps it real: ‘When it comes to fight week, I’m not here for you. I’m here to fight’

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“Mighty Mouse” tells it like it is… Smiling and ready to go to work; Demetrious Johnson is energized and commands your attention. In fact, he’s probably the loudest guy in the room.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight titleholder and pound-for-pound star is a magnet, contrary to what you might read online.
“Mighty Mouse” can’t get out the words fast enough, a majority of them curse words, as we — the media — jog around the Octagon set up inside of the UFC Gym in the SOHO neighborhood of New York City. Later on, Johnson polls us on what aspects of mixed martial arts (MMA) we’re curious to learn about and leads us onto our practice session.
The 29-year-old glides through takedowns, kicks and triangle choke submissions with ease. Of course, for most of us that were in attendance, notching a takedown or cinching up a submission properly was foreign, but not to Johnson.
The AMC Pankration fighter is head and shoulders above all his peers in the 125-pound division. Not one man, except for maybe his most recent UFC 191 opponent — two-time title challenger John Dodson — has come close to dethroning Johnson.
He’s going on his eighth title defense, having dispatched fighters ….View original article