Johnson open to super fight with Barao/Cruz


Demetrious Johnson was the first ever UFC flyweight champion and has now defend that title three times. Although there is still work to be done to clean out the division, Johnson would welcome a super fight with the bantamweight champion:

“The UFC’s doing a great job finding the new talent that’s out there and signing them,” he said. “There’s great talent. We’ve got a lot of guys on the roster now.”

With all that said, however, Johnson didn’t rule out the possibility of a superfight at 135. UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is set to meet interim champion Renan Barao on Feb. 1 at UFC 169. Johnson wouldn’t mind a shot against the winner, if that’s what the UFC wanted.

“I think if Dana White was to approach me with a superfight and said, ‘Hey, you and Dom or Barao, whoever the champion at 135 is -- we’ll make a lot of money if you guys do this fight,’ [I’d say], ‘Sounds good,’” Johnson said. “Let’s make it happen.”

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UGCTT_WarHunt site profile image  

12/25/13 3:03 PM by UGCTT_WarHunt

MM is succeptible to being laid on. i dont want to give it away,but if you wree to just lay on him, the arena would be japaneseand no one would question your tactics.this, btw, has nothing to do with wanting to see two hot guys button to button, dripping with sweat, it cascading down their glistening bodies. i call that double juice. would love to see u wipe double juice all over ur belt. - gay for ua creepy stalker. i can here u breath

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12/25/13 2:08 PM by FistedByaMouse

Is everyone else going to have to lose a bet and live with a terrible name before they can respect Mouse? Last couple fights have been money, would love for Creepy to get another shot and I would definitely buy a champion vs champion PPV.

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12/25/13 1:57 PM by UGCTT_UncleCreepy

I just want to fight him again really bad cause i know i can beat him up, but i won't be looking past pickett thats for sure, that fight is gonna be a war.

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12/25/13 1:55 PM by Zed Wayne Zed

The fact that the UFC has lost almost all their big stars (Tito, Chuck, Royce, GSP, Brock) means I don't think superfights can happen right now, not by that name.Until we see a few guys move into the next year and turn into a bonafide superstar, you can't do a superfight.

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12/25/13 1:54 PM by Koreanyachtteam

There are plenty of 125ers coming up for him to take on. Until he cleans out eh division he needs to stay there.Besides I think Dotson has his number.

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12/25/13 1:46 PM by Gfropr

Exciting fighters are always a couple wins from a shot.

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12/25/13 1:46 PM by Gfropr

Unless your Vitor.

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12/25/13 1:16 PM by Dodge135

Dana don't do superfights, didn't he get the memo?

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12/25/13 12:37 PM by Is_Normal

As for MM, I enjoy watching him fight. If people don't really care for him its probably because him and barao probably get the least spotlight out of all champions. PPV buys dont matter either. More people can see the FOX cards than they can a PPV.

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12/25/13 12:35 PM by RearNakedJoke

He won a close decision 2 years ago in a higher weight class. I doubt MM is afraid of Cruz.