“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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Mighty Mouse Saw ‘Nothing There’ In Potential Cejudo Trilogy

A possible trilogy bout with Henry Cejudo apparently did nothing for Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.

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Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson is no longer undefeated in flyweight competition.

This past summer, former Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo defeated Johnson via split decision to become the second-ever UFC flyweight champion. Little did anyone know, that would be Johnson’s last fight in the UFC. Earlier this week it was reported that the first major trade between mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions had been agreed upon.

The UFC has sent Johnson to ONE Championship, receiving welterweight Ben Askren in return. Johnson had a very big case for an immediate rematch against Cejudo, however, things seemed like they were trending in the opposite direction. Almost immediately after his win, Cejudo was involved in talks of a superfight with bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.

With that being said, Johnson saw the writing on the wall, and his management made efforts to ship him out of the UFC. Now, he resides with ONE Championship and will be one of the promotion’s biggest stars. Speaking on a conference call recently, Johnson discussed his departure from the UFC. In regards to a potential rematch with Cejudo, “Mighty Mouse” said there was simply “nothing there” for him (via MMA Fighting):

“I think for me going back and trying to regain my title there was nothing there for me, because if I look at it as the standpoint as a martial artist, it was something that I’ve already beaten Henry Cejudo and I truly felt that I’ve been beaten a lot worse,” Johnson said.

“When I fought Dominick Cruz (for the 135-pound title on Oct. 1, 2011), I felt like I truly was the smaller guy. I mean, he suplexed me three times for God’s sakes. So with that I thought if I went back and fought (Cejudo), who knows how the fight could have went? I could have won it the third time, or I could have lost again, and I took a step back and I was like, ‘Okay, what do I truly want? Like ask yourself that, DJ, what do you truly want?’

“And I was like, I wanted something different, I wanted to mix it up, I wanted to do something different – I want to be able to walk out to the cage and feel butterflies, or if it’s the ring, I want to face a different type of competition and I knew if I went back and I would have won that belt again, then I knew that I would be staying in the exact same organization, fighting the exact same athletes — which, they are phenomenal athletes — but I’ve beaten pretty much everybody on that roster so far and so I felt this was a perfect opportunity to me. I wasn’t held by being the champion anymore.”

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Scott Coker Reacts To Talk Of UFC-ONE Fighter Trade

Earlier today it was reported that there are talks between the UFC and ONE Championship for a major fighter trade. ESPN reports that the UFC is discussing sending Demetrious Johnson to ONE, while in return receiving Ben Askren. The UFC would release Jo…

Earlier today it was reported that there are talks between the UFC and ONE Championship for a major fighter trade. ESPN reports that the UFC is discussing sending Demetrious Johnson to ONE, while in return receiving Ben Askren. The UFC would release Johnson of his contract, allowing him to sign with ONE, while ONE would […]

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Video: TJ Dillashaw Stares Down Henry Cejudo, Prompting Speculation

Could TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo actually be happening?

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If you thought you’d soon see a video where TJ Dillashaw stares down Henry Cejudo, you were correct.

Newly-crowned flyweight champion Cejudo called out Dillashaw after beating Demetrious Johnson at August 4’s UFC 227. “Mighty Mouse” was long rumored to be involved with that fight.

Johnson is believed to be the most deserving former champion for an immediate championship rematch. His 11 consecutive title defenses set a UFC record. Injuries have meanwhile sidelined the all-time great, leading to speculation that Dillashaw vs. Cejudo will actually happen.

The fighters squared off on a recent episode of Extra TV:

As a result, this super fight between the two lower-weight champions could be happening very soon. The UFC loves their ‘super fights’ in the current ‘entertainment’ era. Neither man has a clear-cut challenger that would see, either, so above all, the promotion needs a decent fight to promote.

Cejudo wants to move up to bantamweight, yet it seems like Dillashaw wants to cut down to 125 pounds:

“Be careful what you ask for, brother. I’m takin’ that belt from you.”

The bantamweight champ asserted his confidence he would destroy the flyweight king:

“Always. Absolutely. I’d run through him. I’m taking that belt right off his shoulder. I’ll come over to your house and take it.”

Cejudo insisted he had more gold than Dillashaw after winning an Olympic title and a UFC belt, yet “The Viper” only had one approach in mind:

“How would I approach it? I’d knock him out.”

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Video: TJ Dillashaw Stares Down Henry Cejudo, Prompting Speculation

Could TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo actually be happening?

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If you thought you’d soon see a video where TJ Dillashaw stares down Henry Cejudo, you were correct.

Newly-crowned flyweight champion Cejudo called out Dillashaw after beating Demetrious Johnson at August 4’s UFC 227. “Mighty Mouse” was long rumored to be involved with that fight.

Johnson is believed to be the most deserving former champion for an immediate championship rematch. His 11 consecutive title defenses set a UFC record. Injuries have meanwhile sidelined the all-time great, leading to speculation that Dillashaw vs. Cejudo will actually happen.

The fighters squared off on a recent episode of Extra TV:

As a result, this super fight between the two lower-weight champions could be happening very soon. The UFC loves their ‘super fights’ in the current ‘entertainment’ era. Neither man has a clear-cut challenger that would see, either, so above all, the promotion needs a decent fight to promote.

Cejudo wants to move up to bantamweight, yet it seems like Dillashaw wants to cut down to 125 pounds:

“Be careful what you ask for, brother. I’m takin’ that belt from you.”

The bantamweight champ asserted his confidence he would destroy the flyweight king:

“Always. Absolutely. I’d run through him. I’m taking that belt right off his shoulder. I’ll come over to your house and take it.”

Cejudo insisted he had more gold than Dillashaw after winning an Olympic title and a UFC belt, yet “The Viper” only had one approach in mind:

“How would I approach it? I’d knock him out.”

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Demetrious Johnson Reveals Severity Of UFC 227 Injuries

Demetrious Johnson detailed just how serious his UFC 227 injuries are.

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Demetrious Johnson revealed the severity of the significant injuries he suffered at August 4’s UFC 227.

The record-setting Johnson defended his flyweight title 11 consecutive times. He lost a narrow split decision to Cejudo at the pay-per-view card from Los Angeles, therefore ending the historic run.

Johnson claimed he suffered some serious injuries in his narrow loss to “The Messenger.” He would not, however, blame for the loss in a great fight. Meanwhile, it turns out his injuries are indeed quite serious.

Johnson revealed on today’s episode of “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show” that he has a partial LCL tear in his knee. He is also dealing with a potentially serious issue with his calf:

“There’s no broken bones but there’s still a little swelling. I got the MRI results. I have a high-grade partial tear in my LCL. Right now, I’m suffering from pain in my lower calf area … I can’t even sleep at night. I’m waking up, just sweating in bed. I saw the UFC Performance Institute doctor, the physio therapist, and I have a possible tear in my Achilles into my calf, (but) that’s not for certain. I need to see how high the grade is for the tears.”

The injuries sound ominous, but due to the grade of the tear, Johnson is optimistic. He said he believes he will not require surgery:

“I don’t think I should (need surgery) but it all depends on the severity of the tear. Because when I get MRIs it says hybrid partial tear on the LCL. So is that grade 1, grade 2 or grade 3? Typically grade 3, you need surgery, grade 2 is six weeks off and rehab. It’s feeling like a grade 2 because I’ve had a tear in my left LCL before. In the fight, when it happened, I felt the pop go and the first thing that went through my head was, ‘Oh that’s fantastic, there goes the right LCL.’”

The longtime former champ will be on the sidelines for some time to heal. In the meantime, Cejudo is campaigning for a super fight with bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw.

When Johnson is able to return, it will be beyond difficult to deny him a rematch because of his illustrious track record.

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