Demetrious Johnson is a great fighter who has set amazing records in the annals of mixed martial arts, having successively been the defending champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship for eleven times. His other records include registering the quickest finish in the annals of the Championship which he achieved during the fifth round of his fight against Kyoji Horiguchi. He equally recorded more than 10 takedowns in three diverse fights which makes him the only fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship to have accomplished such feat.
Johnson has made a name for himself with his swift striking and evasive movement in different divisions and championships in the sport as he is presently associated with One Championship. He has attained remarkable victories over other widely known fighters including Miguel Torres and Henry Cejudo. His career achievements include becoming a Flyweight Champion, claiming Performance of the Night Award; four times, Knockout of the Night Award once, Inside MMA Breakthrough Fighter of the Year Award and Bloody Elbow Best Fighter of the Year Award. Below are more amazing details about the prominent fighter.
Demetrious Johnson’s Biography
The Bantamweight Champion was born in Madisonville, Kentucky, the United States on the 13th of August 1986. He was brought up singlehandedly by his mom in Parkland, Washington. He had a very rough childhood as he doesn’t know who his biological father is and has never come in contact with him. He is a graduate of Washington High School where he participated in several sports competitions including wrestling. During Johnson’s junior year, he finished 3rd during a Wrestling contest organized by the State and took the second position in his senior year. He equally contested in other Championships in a State level including track and county.
In 2007, Demetrious Johnson kicked off his career as a pro and he emerged victorious through a knock-out during the first round of his first match. Following his tactical wrestling styles, Johnson caught the attention of the World Extreme Cage fighting as he moved on the seal a deal with them. In 2010, he lost in a fight against Brad Pickett at his first appearance but later picked up to become a force to reckon with.
Later in the same year, he began fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a result of them merging with World Extreme Cagefighting. On his first fight, he emerged as the winner and eventually defeated other notable fighters like Ian McCall, John Dodson, Moraga and others.
In 2012, the ace fighter claimed his first Flyweight Championship and moved on to set a record for successively defending the title for eleven times. However, his reign as the Champion was abruptly brought to an end in August 2018, when he suffered an unimaginable loss at the hands of Henry Cejudo.
Demetrious Johnson became associated with One Championship in October 2018 and was subsequently picked to be among the eight fighters that will participate in the One Flyweight Grand Prix. Then in the following year, he had his first fight against Yuga Wakamatsu and he defeated him using his tactical wrestling style. His second fight has been scheduled to take place in August 2019.
Johnson has been under the tutelage of Matt Hume, his personal trainer who has trained him extensively on the classical hybrid grappling style and combat sport. With his swift, counterstriking and evasive fighting style, Demetrious Johnson has been regarded as one of the most skillful and prominent fighters across the globe.
What’s Demetrious Johnson’s Net Worth?
Following the boundless success Demetrious Johnson has encountered in his career that has lasted for more than a decade, he has been able to accumulate the sum of $6 million as his net worth.
Demetrious Johnson’s Family – His Wife
Johnson walked down the aisle with the love of his life, Destiny Johnson in May 2012 in Hawaii. The couple are proud parents of three children, two sons namely; Tyron and Maverick, born in 2013 and 2015 respectively and their daughter who was born in 2018. According to him, his wife has brought so much joy to his life which has made him move on from his rough childhood experiences.
The great athlete may not be the tallest fighter one may come across as he is only 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) tall. His accumulated body mass is given as 61 kg (135 lb). His other body measurements are not yet available.