“I appreciate other athletes considering me being one of the best to ever do it,” Demetrious Johnson appreciates other fighters praising him

UFC's first Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson feels very fortunate that his fans followed him to One Championship.

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Demetrious Johnson

The former UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson is considered as one of the best UFC fighters to ever step inside the Octagon and he appreciates his fans following him from UFC to One Championship and other fighters for praising him from time to time.

Johnson is one of those fighters who hold the record for most numbers of title defenses in UFC and he holds the number one position in pound-for-pound rankings for quite a time. But his first loss after a 16 fight win streak came against Henry Cejudo by a controversial split decision.

After that ‘Mighty Mouse’ was involved in one of the first-ever MMA trade where UFC traded him with One Championship in place of Ben Askren. But Johnson still regards other fighters praising him at G.O.A.T. Recently Israel Adesanya spoke about him, to which he says,

“I appreciate it, I appreciate other athletes considering me being one of the best to ever do it, they consider how much dedication I put into the sport and my style of fighting and how I approach my fights. It’s definitely an honor.”

He also praises his fans saying, “Those are the true fans, They appreciate the work I’ve put in. They want to see how my career unfolds. They’re following my journey anywhere I go. My message to those guys, I’m going to go out there and try to win this belt for you and keep on displaying amazing skills.”

Demetrious Johnson will return inside the cage in March

Demetrious Johnson

‘Mighty Mouse’ Demetrious Johnson is booked to face the MMA veteran Adriano Moraes in March and he knows very well this isn’t going to be an easy task for him. He added, “He’s a great athlete, He’s been a great champion. He had those back-to-back fights with Geje Eustaquio and those are great fights to learn from.”

“At the end of the day, we’re going to match up to our skills and see how we stack up against him. If you look back at my career, I’ve always had a little trouble with these longer guys. You’re just dealing with way more mass in competition.”

“When you’re fighting guys who are just naturally a little bit bigger, they’re going to be bigger, taller, longer, it’s just another challenge to get through.”

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