Demetrious Johnson is throwing his hat into the “I’ll fight Connor” ring
Mighty Mouse, Demetrious Johnson of the UFC, is looking for that payday like everyone else that tries to fight Connor, who is just on a whole nother level.
Johnson just beat up Wilson Reis for his 10th title defense in a row — but despite his UFC dominance, Demetrious still hasn’t gotten that fat million dollar check.
Long story short, Mighty Mouse knows the road to riches is through Conor … despite the significant weight difference.
Demetrious just fought at 125lbs. Conor’s last fight was at 155.
DJ says he can’t get all the way up to 155 — but says he’s confident the two sides could work something out … and says it would be a much easier fight to make than Floyd Mayweather.
Is there a world where you can possibly blame this guy for wanting this? Demetrious Johnson hasn’t had a real challenge in a while and he keeps beating the crap out of everyone that the UFC puts in front of him. I want so bad for him to get a good fight with someone. But like me, you have this thing in your head that he is 125 lbs so all of his fights must go to a decision and are most likely boring. Not so fast my friend. Yeah, of course, some fights go the distance but for the most part, he is finishing dudes. In his last ten fights, he has four that went the distance, mostly just tapping guys out.
This guy is quietly the truth but most people just don’t care to watch technique. They want to see two huge dudes throw wild punches in the middle of the ring like Bonnar vs Griffin. I think that not casual fans like watching the little guys. I love seeing the chess match that goes on between two super high level smaller guys but I think that the 155 lb division is most casual fans cutoff. You can see the ratings for when Mighty mouse headlines an event.
But get out of here with the Connor talk. The last thing that Connor is going to care about is fighting Johnson. There are only a few guys on that list and it’s going to start and end with Connor making $100 mil in the fight. The amount of money that Demetrious Johnson will bring to the fight is nothing compared so he can talk forever but it’s just not going to happen.
Alright now that I thought about it here is Griffen and Bonnar in what really started MMA and the best fight I’ve ever seen.