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UFC champ Demetrious Johnson not thinking about superfights, focused on 125

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Only the UFC women's bantamweight class has fewer signees than the male flyweights, but reigning champion Demetrious Johnson is perfectly content in his current weight class.

"I've got a lot of work to do at flyweight," Johnson said earlier this month during a Q&A session with UFC fans.

Johnson (16-2-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC), who attempts his first title defense next month at UFC on FOX 6 opposite John Dodson (14-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC), began his big-show career at bantamweight in the now-defunct WEC. After an initial setback, he went on a win streak and won a title shot against champ Dominick Cruz in October 2011. However, a five-round fight saw Cruz defend the belt via decision.






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Post #1   12/24/12 4:26:24PM   

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I like Mighty Mouse and I like what he's saying...but he has to worry about Barao, not Cruz

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Post #2   12/24/12 4:56:12PM   

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he's got the right idea. dodson is dangerous and mighty mouse has no reason to look back at the 135lb class. i cant wait for his next fight, dodson probably has some of the best TDD in the game. i have never seen him get taken down or even really that close. DJ has crazy fast wrestling and great footwork but i think its gonna be a standup battle.

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Post #3   12/24/12 5:32:59PM   

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I don't see any superfights with Johnson honestly. I mean he would never beat Cruz at 135.

Post #4   12/24/12 5:44:28PM   

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After Dobson their is a drop off of challengers

Moraga vs cariasco could be a big contender fight

Or at least winner faces Darren or Louis next for title shot

Ufc should de signing more flyweights
I am starting to warm up to the division
Looking forward to joe b vs uncle creepy at 156 already

Post #5   12/25/12 8:23:31AM   

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Posted by TeamDEY

I don't see any superfights with Johnson honestly.



Exactly. Both fighters have to be famous to have a superfight.

Post #6   12/27/12 9:35:01AM