Demetrious Johnson Confused By Conor McGregor’s Flyweight Division Comment

Demetrious Johnson confused by the comment that Conor McGregor made about the state of the UFC flyweight division.

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Demetrious Johnson confused over a comment that former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor made. Just last month, McGregor made it known that he put the blame of the reported demise of UFC’s flyweight division on ONE in a message on his official Twitter account. It’s been reported that the Las Vegas-based promotion plans to get rid of this division.

ONE Championship recently signed Johnson as part of a trade with the UFC, who gets Ben Askren. Conor is placing the blame on ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong for the reported dissolution. McGregor wants ONE to sign the entire division.

“You must now take all the 125lbers that have been let go, Chatri. You talk all of this Martial Art and respect talk. Yet your greed has directly cost more than half a fighting division it’s chance to earn income for their family. Have respect @YODCHATRI. Sign the division.”

Demetrious Johnson Gives His Take

Johnson fired back at McGregor over his comment during a recent interview (H/T to MMAFighting) where he expressed his confusion over it.

“I don’t get where this logic comes behind that,” Johnson said. “What makes him think Chatri owes somebody something? If he’s worried flyweights losing their jobs, I’m pretty sure he has a huge stake in the UFC company now. I’m sure he can go to Dana, and be like Dana, ‘Keep these guys, these guys are fucking amazing. Let’s try to do this right. Let’s try to promote them.’ Facilitate a meeting of those who can [change things], with Proper Whiskey. ‘Let’s sit down and have a good talk.’ I’m sure he could come up with something if he really wanted to do it.”

“As I said, that’s Conor’s opinion of what he thinks should happen. This is a guy who just business. You know, the Barclay’s Center [thing], throwing the dolly in the bus, hurting multiple people. I truly think he doesn’t care. But that’s just my personal opinion.”

The former UFC champion is slated to be part of upcoming World Grand Prix tournament under the ONE banner in the flyweight division. As of this writing, there’s no word yet on his next opponent or when this fight will take place.

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Dana White: Nobody Cared About The Flyweight Division

UFC President Dana White believes that nobody cared about the promotion’s flyweight division, amidst rumors that the weight class is shutting down.

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The news hasn’t been made official as of this writing, but the belief is that the UFC’s flyweight division is coming to an end.

For the past several weeks rumors have been circulating around indicating the 125-pound division will close down. This came just after longtime UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson was traded to ONE Championship. Now, current division champion, Henry Cejudo, will defend his title against bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw at UFC 233.

Several top flyweights have been released from their UFC deals, and their managers have reportedly been told that the promotion plans on closing down the division. Recently, UFC President Dana White spoke on the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast to address the matter. White noted that the division never really took off. He also mentioned that nobody actually seemed to care about it either (via MMA News):

“The flyweight division just never took off,” White said. “It never caught on even with a dominant champion like Demetrious [Johnson], it just never caught on. People didn’t care.

“I battled for a long time, I tried to keep it alive and obviously it’s still going on now. We still have fights going on in that division. We’ll see what the future holds for it.”

Cejudo will defend the flyweight title against Dillashaw in the main event of UFC 233 on pay-per-view (PPV). The show goes down on January 26th from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. It could perhaps be the last UFC flyweight title fight in history.

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Dana White: ‘People Didn’t Care’ About the UFC Flyweight Division

The UFC flyweight division isn’t yet but the weight class definitely appears to be on life support. Rumors have been swirling for weeks that the UFC was planning to close down the men’s flyweight division after several fighters on the roste…

The UFC flyweight division isn’t yet but the weight class definitely appears to be on life support. Rumors have been swirling for weeks that the UFC was planning to close down the men’s flyweight division after several fighters on the roster were recently released. Several other flyweights are rumored to have been let go from […]

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Demetrious Johnson Talks Challenges He’ll Face In ONE Championship

Demetrious Johnson believes he may be in for the toughest challenges of his professional mixed martial arts career under the ONE Championship banner. Johnson signed with ONE following a historic trade. “Mighty Mouse” was granted his release…

Demetrious Johnson believes he may be in for the toughest challenges of his professional mixed martial arts career under the ONE Championship banner. Johnson signed with ONE following a historic trade. “Mighty Mouse” was granted his release from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in exchange for Ben Askren. Johnson will be competing in ONE’s flyweight […]

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ONE Championship Appoints Miesha Tate As Vice President

ONE Championship continues to make waves in the world of mixed martial arts as they announced via a press release that Miesha Tate will serve as the new Vice President. The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that it has appointed former women’s mixed martial arts world […]

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ONE Championship continues to make waves in the world of mixed martial arts as they announced via a press release that Miesha Tate will serve as the new Vice President.

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that it has appointed former women’s mixed martial arts world champion Miesha Tate as Vice President of ONE Championship.

The news of Tate’s signing is just the latest in a string of high prifle signings for the Asian based promotion. Former UFC Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez signed a massive fight deal to come on board and that was followed by MMA’s first ever trade that sent Demetrious Johnson to ONE in exchange for Ben Askren.

ONE’s CEO Chatri Sityodting welcomed his new vice president via a tweet as the news broke:

Tate later released a statement of her own thanking her new boss and stating she is looking forward to relocating to Singapore.

“I am thrilled to join ONE Championship as a Vice President,” Tate stated. “I truly believe in its mission of unleashing real-life superheroes who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams, and inspiration. I’m honored to bring my experience as a world champion and to help inspire the next generation of athletes. And of course, I am excited to relocate to my new home, Singapore, and travel throughout Asia.”

ONE Championship is back in action on Friday with “ONE Championship 83: Heart of the Lion,” which takes place at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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“Mighty Mouse” & Eddie Alvarez Set To Participate In ONE Championship World Grand Prix

ONE Championship is ready to introduce their newly-acquired fighters to their promotion. Both Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and Eddie Alvarez are in Singapore at the moment to make their first appearances for ONE. They will be guest fig…

ONE Championship is ready to introduce their newly-acquired fighters to their promotion. Both Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and Eddie Alvarez are in Singapore at the moment to make their first appearances for ONE. They will be guest fighters at Friday’s (November 9, 2018) ONE: Heart Of The Lion event. ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong recently revealed that both […]

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