Demetrious Johnson Praises Henry Cejudo: ‘Start Paying That Man’

Although being gone from the UFC, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson still has his eye on the promotion. Johnson was watching when Henry Cejudo captured the bantamweight title by finishing Marlon Moraes in the fourth round of the UFC 238 pay-per-view (PPV) main event. Speaking on his Twitch account recently, Johnson said Cejudo did an “amazing […]

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Although being gone from the UFC, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson still has his eye on the promotion.

Johnson was watching when Henry Cejudo captured the bantamweight title by finishing Marlon Moraes in the fourth round of the UFC 238 pay-per-view (PPV) main event. Speaking on his Twitch account recently, Johnson said Cejudo did an “amazing job,” and said it’s time for the UFC to “start paying that man” (via MMA Mania):

“I thought Henry Cejudo did an amazing job,” Johnson said. “I hope they start paying that man. I look forward to seeing what he does next in his career. The thing I was most surprised about was Marlon Moraes gassing.

“I was shocked that he gassed. And Henry Cejudo took advantage and made it a dogfight. He came out the champion. Henry Cejudo, he’s ‘Triple C’, he’s the ‘champ champ champ’.”

Cejudo and Johnson have met twice inside the Octagon. Their first meeting took place back in April of 2016 when Johnson finished Cejudo in the first round. Johnson handed the former Olympic gold medalist the first defeat of his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career. However, Cejudo bounced back in their rematch later, pulling off a shock victory over “Mighty Mouse” at UFC 227 this past August.

Cejudo handed Johnson his first career loss at 125 pounds via split decision. That bout proved to be Johnson’s final under the UFC banner, as he was subsequently traded to ONE Championship. He had a successful promotional debut in March, submitting Yuya Wakamatsu in the second round at “ONE Championship: A New Era.” Now, Johnson is slated to return to the cage on August 2 against Tatsumitsu Wada at “ONE Championship: Dawn of Heroes.”

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Demetrious Johnson Reacts To Henry Cejudo’s ‘Amazing’ UFC 238 Victory

It’s time Demetrious Johnson reacts to Henry Cejudo’s pivotal bantamweight title victory. ‘The Messenger’ recently became the fourth-ever simultaneous two-division champ in UFC history by finishing Marlon Moraes via TKO (highlig…

It’s time Demetrious Johnson reacts to Henry Cejudo’s pivotal bantamweight title victory. ‘The Messenger’ recently became the fourth-ever simultaneous two-division champ in UFC history by finishing Marlon Moraes via TKO (highlights here) to win the vacant bantamweight belt in the main event of last weekend’s (Sat., June 8, 2019) UFC 238 from Chicago, Illinois. With […]

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Demetrious Johnson Uninterested in Kyoji Horiguchi Rematch

Demetrious Johnson may have one of the most underrated résumés in MMA. For instance, even when he picks up a victory over a definitive high-caliber opponent, i.e. Kyoji Horiguchi and Henry Cejudo, those victories are minimized as those fighters being l…

Demetrious Johnson may have one of the most underrated résumés in MMA. For instance, even when he picks up a victory over a definitive high-caliber opponent, i.e. Kyoji Horiguchi and Henry Cejudo, those victories are minimized as those fighters being lesser versions of themselves. It may be because of such no-win dilemmas why Johnson has […]

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Demetrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez Set For Returns At ONE Championship 99

Demetrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez have been booked for their next fights by ONE Championship. Alvarez is slated to meet former ONE champ Eduard Folayang while Johnson will fight Tatsumitsu Wada in a Flyweight Grand Prix semifinal bout. Both fights will take place at the ONE Championship 99: Dawn of Heroes event. On Monday morning, […]

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Demetrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez have been booked for their next fights by ONE Championship.

Alvarez is slated to meet former ONE champ Eduard Folayang while Johnson will fight Tatsumitsu Wada in a Flyweight Grand Prix semifinal bout. Both fights will take place at the ONE Championship 99: Dawn of Heroes event. On Monday morning, the promotion announced the news.

Demetrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez Return

The former UFC flyweight champion won his promotional debut when he beat Yuya Wakamatsu in the opening round of the Flyweight Grand Prix in March. This was after ONE Championship signed Johnson as part of a trade with the UFC, who got Ben Askren in return.

On the flip side, the former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion suffered a loss to Timofey Nastyukhin in the opening round of the Lightweight Grand Prix. The event is scheduled to go down on August 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines and will air on the B/R Live app. The promotion will be announcing more bouts in the coming weeks. Here’s the card that was revealed:

  • Eddie Alvarez vs. Eduard Folayang
  • Demetrious Johnson vs. Tatsumitsu Wada – flyweight grand prix semifinal
  • Kairat Akhmetov vs. Danny Kingad – flyweight grand prix semifinal
  • Honorio Banario vs. Timofey Nastyukhin – lightweight grand prix semifinal
  • Reece McLaren vs. Yuya Wakamatsu
  • Leandro Issa vs. Daichi Takenaka
  • Ayaka Miura vs. Samara Santos

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Demetrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez Return at ONE Championship 99

Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez have their next fights under the ONE Championship banner booked. On Monday morning, the promotion announced that the former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion s set to meet former ONE champ Eduard Folayang. On th…

Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez have their next fights under the ONE Championship banner booked. On Monday morning, the promotion announced that the former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion s set to meet former ONE champ Eduard Folayang. On the flip side, the former UFC flyweight champion is slated to fight Tatsumitsu Wada in a […]

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Henry Cejudo Is UFC’s Strangest Superstar After Becoming Two-Division Champion

Just a couple of days ago, before he beat the brakes off Marlon Moraes in the main event of UFC 238 on Saturday night to win the bantamweight title, Henry Cejudo showed up to a press conference wearing a robe and crown…

Just a couple of days ago, before he beat the brakes off Marlon Moraes in the main event of UFC 238 on Saturday night to win the bantamweight title, Henry Cejudo showed up to a press conference wearing a robe and crown…