Winning several fights and championships, Demetrious Johnson is one of the greatest fighters of the world. He is a mixed martial artist from America. His full name is Demetrious Khrisna Johnson. He is also known with his nick name Mighty Mouse. Demertrious Johnson is the very first fighter who has won and currently holding the Flyweight Championship of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a phenomenal and one of the fastest fighters in the Mixed Martial. He is well-known for his unique style of fighting, fast punches and kicks to the head and body of his opponent.
Demetrious Johnson was born on August 13, 1986 in Madisonville, Kentucky, US but he was brought up in Parkland, Washington. His mother’s name is Karen Johnson who was deaf. His father was died two months before his birth. Johnson was brought up by his mother and a step-father who used to ill-treat him. He got married to Destiny Johnson on May 11, 2012, in Hawaii. He has two children Yren (2013) and Maverick (2015).
Johnson started his professional career in the Mixed Martial art by first-round knockout in 2007. Then he won 8 more fights back-to-back. After that he has been to many fights like the one in Anchorage Alaska Fighting Championships.
Education: Johnson studied in a school of Washington, named as Washington High School and has been a great athlete since his schooling. He was an outstanding athlete in track, wrestling, and cross country. He was a state champion in wrestling and track while in High School.
Demetrious Johnson has fought 28 fights so far in his career, out of which he won 25 fights losing only 2 fights. He won 5 fights by knockout, 9 by submission and 11 by decision. After his debut in Mixed Martial Art in 2007, he fought against Brad Pickett in WEC’s bantamweight championship. Since then, he has been fighting several matches and championships. While at WEC, Demetrious fought against many fighters such as Joe Rogan, Damacio Page, and Brad Pickett.
He was titled as the Breakthrough Fighter of the Year in Mixed Martial Arts, in 2012. On October 28, 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting was merged in the Ultimate Fighting Championship due to which all the fighters of WEC moved to the UFC. As his debut fight at UFC, Demetrious fought against a Japanese fighter, Norifumi Yamamoto. Johnson won the UFC Flyweight Tournament on September 22, 2012 fighting the final round against Joseph Benavidez. He lost against Dominick Cruz in 2011 which was his 2nd and the last defeat of his career, as of now.
Demetrious Johnson is the current Flyweight Champion of the UFC after the amalgamation of WEC with UFC. He fought against Joseph Benavide in the final round of this tournament on September 22, 2012 and became the inaugural UFC Flyweight Champion. While at UFC, he confronted the fighters like Chris Cariaso, Joseph Benavidez, and Kyoji Horiguchi.
Demetrious Johnson Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $1.4 Million US Dollars
As of 2017, the total net worth of Demetrious Johnson is calculated at approximately $1.4 million US dollars. Being a mixed martial artist, he has the fighting as his main source of earning. His other interests like wrestling add the value to his net worth. He falls under the category of the fighters earning the good sum of money. Demetrious Johnson’s annual salary is 350 thousand dollars. He is really a tough fighter and we hope that this sum increases day-by-day.
Demetrious Johnson is the longest reigning fighter and flyweight champion of the UFC. With his 25-2-1 record, he holds the 9 title defenses so far in UFC. Now he is all set to win his 10th title defense this year. If he succeed doing so, he will match the record of Anderson Silva who is a Brazil based mixed martial artist and has been a UFC Middleweight Champion. Silva holds the record for the longest title streak in UFC history ending in 2013 after 2,457 days, with 10 title defenses.
For tying the record of Anderson Silva, Demetrious Johnson is going to fight against the no. 1 contender of flyweight, Wilson Reis on 15th April in Kansas City.