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UFC's Demetrious Johnson eyes 125-pounds but 'not afraid' of another bantamweight run

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Three weeks ago, Demetrious Johnson (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) came up short in his bid to claim the UFC's bantamweight title from champion Dominick Cruz (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC).

With a little time to rest and reflect on the performance, Johnson believes he has only himself to blame for dropping a unanimous-decision to the bigger Cruz.

But while many MMA pundits believe Johnson is sure to drop to 125 pounds the minute the UFC officially adds the division, the 5-foot-3 "Mighty Mouse" is fine right where he is and isn't afraid to make another run to the top at 135 pounds.

"I still think I have a lot of fights there that are available for me," Johnson recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "The road back to the top doesn't scare me. It's only going to make me get better and evolve my skill and become a more mature martial artist."

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Post #1   10/22/11 12:13:43PM   

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Mighty Mouse aint scared homie

Post #2   10/22/11 12:29:14PM   

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I was very impressed with Johnson in his fight with Cruz. Cruz was simply too big and strong form him but he definitely held his own and I think he will do very well in the new 125 lb division.

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There are two fights I want to see Mighty Mouse in before he drops to 125. A rematch with Brad Pickett and a fight with Faber. I would have said Benavidez but that will most likely be the first 125 pound title fight.

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I would love to see Johnson vs Faber as well. Good call.

Post #5   10/22/11 1:52:53PM   

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I actually wanna see him fight Michael McDonald. He's 13-1, his only lose come against Cole Escovedo, who he proceeded to knock out to win the Tachi Palace Fights Bantamweight Championship. He's 2-0 in the UFC and currently on a 6 fight win streak. Oh, did I mention he's only 21?

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"Are you saying I'm scared? I'm not scared. You're scared. Wanna fight *** face?"

Post #7   10/23/11 1:00:57AM   

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BTW, to pre-empt any flaming. This was a joke.

I don't think that is how mighty mouse is at all. I'm just making fun of the Headline of this article which makes it sound that way. If you read his quotes he doesn't sound defensive.

Post #8   10/23/11 1:14:01AM