One of the most accomplished mixed martial artists of all time is “Mighty Mouse” Demetrious Johnson, who currently holds the title of ONE Flyweight World Champion and is known throughout the world for his nickname “Mighty Mouse.”
However, the chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, stated that due of Johnson’s current run in the largest martial arts organization in the world, “Mighty Mouse” is without a doubt the best of all time.
Sityodtong made a comment regarding Johnson’s status as a goat during a guest appearance he made on Just Scrap Radio for BJPenn.com. He stated that the fact that Johnson won the ONE world title while facing challenges not too long ago is indisputable proof of his goat status.
The boss of ONE Championship was quoted as saying:
You are aware that he encountered some difficulties in ONE. DJ was knocked down for the first time in his career in general, but he quickly got back up and “I guess Proved Again, Once Again, Why He Is the GOAT of Mixed Martial Arts.”
Watch the interview in the following video:
Johnson signed with ONE Championship in 2019, marking the beginning of a meteoric rise to the top of the flyweight division. However, he was stopped for the first time in his career at ONE on TNT 1, when he fought the former divisional kingpin Adriano ‘Mikinho’ Moraes for the gold and was knocked out with a knee. This was the first time in his career that he had been stopped.
After submitting Rodtang Jitmuangnon in a special-rules detour the following year, Johnson went on Moraes in a rematch and returned the favor against his Brazilian foe, claiming ONE gold in the process. This victory earned Johnson the title of ONE Lightweight World Champion.
According to Sityodtong, this accomplishment places Johnson in a category all by his.
“I mean, literally, you know, he’s accomplished things that no one else has accomplished. You know, obviously with the record title defenses in the UFC, but also earning a global title in two of the largest organizations in the world.” “You know, obviously with the record title defenses in the UFC.”