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Demetrious Johnson

Demetrious Johnson is a UFC fighter in the flyweight category. He was born on August 13, 1986 and is from Parkland, WA, a suburb of Tacoma. He was raised by a single mom, who is deaf, alongside his brother and sister. Johnson’s nickname in the ring is Mighty Mouse. He became the UFC’s first, and so far only, flyweight champion in September 2012. Prior to joining UFC, Johnson saw success in World Extreme Cagefighting as a bantamweight. He attended Pierce Community College, but didn’t complete his associates degree, choosing instead to train in fighting. In June 2017, Johnson released a scathing statement about “UFC’s mistreatment and bullying” and claimed the organization’s president Dana White threatened to cancel his category.

Johnson is married to wife Destiny and they have two sons, Tyren and Maveryk.

Demetrious Johnson: I Would Destroy Mayweather, PLEASE Fight Me!

Demetrious Johnson
I Would Destroy Mayweather ... PLEASE Fight Me!

Demetrious Johnson thinks Floyd Mayweather would be EASY WORK in the octagon -- telling TMZ Sports he'd obliterate the boxing superstar if the two clashed in the UFC.  After Dana White… READ MORE >

UFC's T.J. Dillashaw to Demetrious Johnson: 'Man Up' & 'Don't Be Scared' to Fight Me

UFC's T.J. Dillashaw
Man Up & Fight Me, Mighty Mouse ... Don't Be Scared, Homie!

T.J. Dillashaw wants to fight Demetrious Johnson so bad, he's stepping his trash-talk game up to Nick Diaz levels to put the UFC pound-for-pound king on notice. "Don't be scared ... man up,… READ MORE >

- 54 days ago
TJ Dillashaw: Cody Garbrandt Doesn't Deserve Rematch, Bring On Demetrious!

UFC's TJ Dillashaw:
Garbrandt Doesn't Deserve Rematch ... Bring On Demetrious!

T.J. Dillashaw says there's NO WAY Cody Garbrandt gets an immediate rematch after their war at UFC 217 -- saying "No Love" has to get in line ... behind Demetrious Johnson!  The UFC… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
Demetrious Johnson: I Can Beat Brock Lesnar, Here's How

Demetrious Johnson
I Can Beat Brock Lesnar ... Here's How

UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson says size actually doesn't matter ... telling TMZ Sports he thinks he could actually beat Brock Lesnar, and he has a plan on how to get it done.… READ MORE >

- 90 days ago
UFC's Demetrious Johnson: Yep, I Tried to Snap Ray Borg's Arm!

UFC's Demetrious Johnson
I Tried to Snap Borg's Arm ... He's Lucky He Tapped

Demetrious Johnson says Ray Borg's lucky he tapped out when he did at UFC 216 ... 'cause he was SECONDS away from breaking the dude's arm in two!!! After catching Borg in that EPIC flying armbar,… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
UFC's Demetrious Johnson: 1st Time I Got Punched? All Over WWE Wrestling

UFC's Demetrious Johnson
1st Time I Got Punched? All Over WWE Wrestling

Every UFC fighter has an origin story ... and for Demetrious Johnson, his fight career started by the elementary school flagpole -- in a throwdown over WWE wrestling.  Mighty Mouse joined… READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
UFC's Ray Borg Bragged About Health 1 Day Before Bailing On UFC 215

UFC's Ray Borg
Bragged About 'Fantastic' Health 1 Day Before Bailing On UFC 215

UFC contender Ray Borg told TMZ Sports he felt "fantastic" -- and was in the best shape of his life -- just 24 hours before backing out of his UFC 215 fight against Demetrious Johnson. Borg… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
Demetrious Johnson Says Conor Should Never Return To UFC If He Beats Floyd

Demetrious Johnson
If Conor Wins He Shouldn't Return To UFC

Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson says Conor McGregor needs to think about a career change if he beats Floyd Mayweather ... telling TMZ Sports the boxing money is too good to stay in the Octagon.… READ MORE >

- 186 days ago
Dana White Fires Back at Demetrious Johnson After Scathing Letter

Dana White
Fires Back at Demetrious Johnson

You knew it was coming ... here's Dana White lashing back at Demetrious Johnson -- essentially calling BS on all the claims DJ made in his scathing statement about the UFC. Earlier this month,… READ MORE >

- 221 days ago
UFC's Demetrious Johnson Rips Ronda Rousey, You Lost, 'Grow the F*** Up'

UFC's Demetrious Johnson
Blasts Rousey You Lost, 'Grow the F*** Up'

UFC superstar Demetrious Johnson has some tough love for Ronda Rousey -- "You got your ass beat, grow the f*ck up." Johnson has won 12 straight fights -- but says if he does get defeated, he does… READ MORE >

- 244 days ago
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