It is possible, but not guaranteed, that Demetrious Johnson will retire in the near future.
Johnson, the current holder of the ONE Flyweight World Championship, has hinted for quite some time that he intends to leave the sport of mixed martial arts behind, but he has not yet made an official announcement regarding his plans.
The MMA legend stated during an interview with MMA Junkie that he does not intend to continue competing in the sport solely for the purpose of winning.
According to Johnson:
“Whether it’ll be competition, or, I mean, as I said, I haven’t even given a final say yet, you know. You never know. I’ve mentioned it here and there, along with the entire issue, when it comes to the idea of my participating once more. This means that I have to have a strong interest in it. It’s not something I want to do for the sake of doing it. In my opinion, we just haven’t really decided what the next step will be.
It can be said without a doubt that “Mighty Mouse” is the greatest flyweight that has ever competed, and he is also frequently regarded as one of the greatest fighters who ever lived.
Johnson established himself as a dominant figure in the UFC, where he broke the record for the most consecutive world title defenses in the promotion’s history by successfully defending the UFC flyweight world title 11 times in a row.
After establishing an untouchable history in the United States, Johnson relocated to ONE Championship, where he has continued to amass additional hardware to add to his already illustrious collection. ONE Championship is an organization that is highly regarded.
Johnson, despite his legendary history in the sport, decided to compete at the flyweight division in the early stages of his career and faced formidable opponents in each of his first three bouts.
In spite of this, Johnson totally demolished the other competitors and won the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix championship by defeating Danny Kingad in the tournament’s final match, which took place in October 2019.
Even though Johnson was unsuccessful in his first battle against Adriano Moraes for the flyweight throne, he bounced back and knocked out the Brazilian great to win the ONE flyweight world title at ONE on Prime Video 1.
After that, Johnson successfully defended his gold against Moraes at ONE Fight Night 10 in Colorado, where the fight took place.