“It only makes sense”- Demetrious Johnson comments on training with ‘frenemy’ Henry Cejudo ahead of ONE 161


“It only makes sense”- Demetrious Johnson comments on training with ‘frenemy’ Henry Cejudo ahead of ONE 161

Demetrious Johnson shares his experience training with Henry Cejudo

Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo might have been one of the biggest rivals in the history of UFC but the two fighters have now joined hands to train together. Mighty Mouse shares his experience of training with Triple C.

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Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo are two of the greatest fighters in the history of the promotion. The two have fought each other twice in the octagon and put on great battles. The first fight went in favor of DJ where he knocked out Cejudo in the very first round at UFC 197. Two years later, Henry and DJ once again met inside the octagon and Cejudo got his revenge by beating his rival via decision after five intense rounds.

Johnson and Cejudo now train together at Fight Ready gym where Triple C has been taking a lot of champions under his wing since retirement. Big names like Jon Jones, Deiveson Figueiredo, Zhang Weili, and others have trained with Cejudo. Adding to that amazing list is Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson who has decided to train at Fight Ready’s facility ahead of his fight at ONE Championship. In a recent interview with The Schmo, DJ shares his experience training with Cejudo.

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“I don’t have an ego” Demetrious Johnson on why he trains with Triple C

Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo
Johnson and Cejudo during their fight

“I don’t see why not. I think it would be stupid of me to go, ‘Ah I am not going to train with Henry we fought twice.’ That is someone who has an ego, I don’t have an ego. I always wanna love, share knowledge, and just try to make each other better,” said DJ talking to The Schmo. Henry has also considered Demetrious in high regard and has called him the GOAT of the flyweight division on several occasions.

“He’s honestly very good. A lotta people don’t give him the respect for what he’s accomplished in mixed martial arts because of the cringe or whatever. But he is really f**king good,” said Mighty Mouse about training with his former foe. DJ now is prepping to fight Adriano Moraes in a title fight. Johnson has previously fought Moraes once and he will be fighting in a rematch.

Johnson is one of the greatest bantamweight fighters of all time, if not the greatest. The 35-year-old is still fighting some of the best fighters in ONE Championship and his next fight is in Singapore. DJ was also the first-ever flyweight champion in the UFC.

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