With Another Win Over Henry Cejudo at UFC 227, What’s Left for Demetrious Johnson?
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At UFC 227, Demetrious Johnson, who is arguably one of the greatest of all time to step foot inside the octagon will rematch Henry Cejudo, who more recently is coming off of a victory over Sergio Pettis, earning him a crack at the champion. Looking ahead, with another victory over Cejudo, having broken the record for most title defenses in the UFC heading into what may be 12 straight, what’s left for ‘Mighty Mouse’?
Prior to the announcement of TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt II, DJ was offered a super fight against the reigning Bantamweight champion, Dillashaw. However, after suffering an injury and undergoing surgery, Johnson says the UFC moved on and booked their rematch, while Demetrious would also move forward with a rematch against Olympic gold medalist, Henry Cejudo.
Aged 31, taken relativity low damage throughout his career, a likely time for retirement for Johnson could be upon us soon. As suggested by his brother in law on the latest UFC 227 Embedded episode (episode 2), it was recommended that DJ get past Cejudo, challenge for the Bantamweight title, take a “cool picture” with both titles, and then call it a career. Demetrious liked the sounds of that.
Currently 27-2-1 prior to his fight with Cejudo at 227, Johnson has been able to accomplish beyond what most thought was possible. He remains the first and only ever UFC Flyweight champion after winning the introduction tournament of the 125lbs division back in 2012. In 2017 alone, Johnson obtained 10 awards for his outstanding year, and more notable, his superhuman like submission victory over former title challenger, Ray Borg.
With the ability to fight another 10 years, despite having already accomplished what any one man can dream of, it’s uncertain when we will see the Flyweight king fight for his final time. At UFC 227, he will look to defend his title for the 12th time, which would set an even higher record for the future.
Saturday, Aug. 4th, tune in for UFC 227, as Demetrious Johnson looks to extend his dominant win streak in a rematch with Henry Cejudo in the co-main event of the evening.
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