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Is Mighty Mouse UFC’s P4P Best?

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(UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson, photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

If UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson wins on Saturday at UFC on FOX 24, he will tie the record for consecutive title defenses set by league G.O.A.T. Anderson Silva. His opponent will be Wilson Reis.

Reis earned a title shot by winning The Ultimate Fighter 24, but the scheduled fight between the pair in July was delayed when Johnson got injured. Reis won two more while Johnson recovered, and finally, it’s on.

“I think I’m one of the best in the world – there’s not another guy out there who can mix it up as good as I can,” Johnson to Matt Erickson and Ken Hathaway for MMAjunkie.

 

“I’ve been in fights when I’ve gotten dropped multiple times in a fight. It’s always funny – they look back at the Tim Elliott fight and go, ‘Oh, that 1:45 was the toughest test,’ and I go, ‘You must’ve forgot about my first Dodson fight, my friend. Or my Dominick Cruz fight. Or my Brad Pickett fight.’ But I always remember the past and remember what I did to get here.

“If I get dropped, I’ll make adjustments. If a guy keeps taking me down, I’ll make adjustments. It’s always about making adjustments, and I think there aren’t a lot of guys out there who can make those adjustments in the fight.”

“At the end of the day, it’s another title fight for me. One of my coaches told me a great quote: ‘Don’t celebrate when you’re in the end zone unless you don’t plan on being in there again.’ I plan on being in this position for a long time in my career.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.