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12/24/13 1:39 PM
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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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12/24/13 1:49 PM
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Seems he forgot what Dominick did to him Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 1:50 PM
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How is if a super fight when he doesn't even fight on ppv? Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 1:54 PM
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He should fight Faber for the number 1 contender if anything. If you can beat Urijah, then you deserve another crack at the 135lb belt.

12/24/13 1:59 PM
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BrattMamley -

He should fight Faber for the number 1 contender if anything. If you can beat Urijah, then you deserve another crack at the 135lb belt.

This is very true. But I can't say that the Mighty Mouse that fought Cruz is the same caliber fighter that he is now. I'd give him a respectable chance now. Barao on the other hand ... No idea. Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 2:02 PM
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FanToFighter - Seems he forgot what Dominick did to him Phone Post 3.0
Won a decision with his wrestling? Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 2:03 PM
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Barao would crush him. Barao is only getting better. I love Cruz but hes in trouble come February. Barao and Aldo have those two weight classes on complete lockdown. Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 2:05 PM
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FanToFighter - Seems he forgot what Dominick did to him Phone Post 3.0
Won a decision with his wrestling? Phone Post 3.0

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ShowtimeWreckedMyLeever - How is if a super fight when he doesn't even fight on ppv? Phone Post 3.0

This.
12/24/13 2:17 PM
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No disrespect to Mighty Mouse but this would be the first superfight in UFC history that couldn't headline a PPV.
12/24/13 2:24 PM
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How's it a superfight when no one cares? Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 4:16 PM
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I'd love to see it. DJ vs the Champ or DJ vs Faber for a shot at the 135 champ.
12/24/13 5:24 PM
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Not much of a superfight.

I haven't thought about it before but this might be one of the few superfights that makes sense and might actually help out the divisions. Neither 145 or 135 is a particularly big draw but maybe a superfight could get the divisions more attention than they normally receive.

Having said that, I think Barao would destroy MM.
12/24/13 5:49 PM
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Not this superfights crap again lol Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 7:42 PM
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Lol @ superfight
12/24/13 7:45 PM
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Lol.. not a superfight and stay at 125 MM Dana doesnt want this fight to happen either. Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 7:50 PM
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Whats up with all the hate for DJ? Someone asked and he answered. Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 7:52 PM
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RyannVonDoom - How's it a superfight when no one cares? Phone Post 3.0
Oh my. Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 7:53 PM
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Barao didn't look very spectacular against Jorgensen and we just saw a 125er dominate Jorgensen. I think DJ-Barao would be a good matchup actually.
12/24/13 8:10 PM
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I would love to see Barao vs. DJ. Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 9:28 PM
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Lick Boners - Barao didn't look very spectacular against Jorgensen and we just saw a 125er dominate Jorgensen. I think DJ-Barao would be a good matchup actually.

That doesn't really work here.

Barao has proven he's way ahead of everyone at 135 and I'm sure he'd be the favorite to beat Mighty Mouse.

Also this champ vs. champ superfight stuff needs to end.

Just because 2 fighters are champions of different divisions doesn't mean it's going to be a superfight especially when neither of the 2 are proven draws or are even headlining PPV's for that matter.
12/24/13 10:25 PM
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I like his willingness to fight more than the fight itself. It shows some balls to move up and fight a guy who is larger and stronger than him. Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 10:52 PM
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FanToFighter - Seems he forgot what Dominick did to him Phone Post 3.0

Although Cruz hasn't fought in 2 years and MM has continued to get better.
12/24/13 11:00 PM
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Barao will beat Cruz and MM.

12/24/13 11:03 PM
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hagisan - I like his willingness to fight more than the fight itself. It shows some balls to move up and fight a guy who is larger and stronger than him. Phone Post 3.0

DJ used to fight at 135 so it was common for him to fight guys bigger than him.

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