Demetrious Johnson names three current active UFC fighters who can surpass his record 11 title defenses

During his UFC run, Demetrious Johnson topped the UFC pound-for-pound rankings. He set new heights for UFC title defenses and was considered one of the greatest fighters to ever step foot in the UFC octagon.

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Breaking Anderson Silva’s record for most consecutive title defenses, Johnson believed, was not easy for him. So, it would be very difficult for current UFC fighters still looking for big money fights to break that record.

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However, Johnson named three fighters capable of climbing the mountain. Speaking about whether he would be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame or not, Johnson said: “If it happens, it happens. If it’s not, it’s not. I mean, I think what I did for, in the UFC, you know, 11 successive title defenses.

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Johnson added, “I think the only people who are close to beating it – Valentina Shevchenko, but she continues to impress me. Every time she steps into the octagon. Kamaru Usman. Israel Adesanya.

Currently, the middleweight champion, “The Last Stylebender”, the welterweight champion, “The Nigerian Nightmare”, and the flyweight champion, “Bullet”, have four, five and six titles. tusks respectively in their name.

Demetrious Johnson will participate in a special match at ONE:X

After a successful run in the UFC, Johnson went to the House of Martial Arts and won the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship. Although he also lost to Adriano Moraes by knockout, Johnson is still looking to challenge himself.

Entering the world of Rodtang, with only one amateur Muay Thai fight under his belt, would not be a smart move for a fighter. However, Johnson is no ordinary fighter. Considered one of the GOATs of MMA, the American mixed martial artist will face off in a special fight with mixed rules. A one-of-a-kind fight with four rounds, alternating between Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts rules between rounds.

A four-round fight seems odd, as both fighters surviving on each other’s strength would result in a draw.

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However, many believe it would be difficult for Rodtang to stop Johnson’s second-round takedown. However, Johnson leading the fight in the second round would be a big ask. Mighty Mouse recently revealed that he doesn’t want to side with Rodtang and prefers to follow Bruce Lee’s philosophy of “floating like a butterfly, stinging like a bee”.

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What do you think of Demetrious Johnson’s comments? Who will raise their hands on ONE:X? Let us know in the comments.

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