Demetrious Johnson Calls Out Conor McGregor, Takes Shot at Jon Jones After Demanding Million Dollar Fight
on Apr 17, 2017 01:35 PM EDT
Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his UFC flyweight championship for the tenth consecutive time last Saturday at UFC on FOX 24 against Wilson Reis. In the post-fight press conference, Johnson demanded a million-dollar payday for his next fight while calling out Conor McGregor and taking a shot at Jon Jones.
"Mighty Mouse" dominated Reis from the start as he outlanded him 135 to 18 in total strikes. Demetrious Johnson finished off his Brazilian opponent via submission using an armbar at 4:49 in the third round of the five-round fight, per ESPN.
The 30-year-old reigning UFC flyweight champion tied Anderson Silva's record for the most number of consecutive title defenses in UFC history with ten. After the fight, Demetrious Johnson proclaimed himself as the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time.
Johnson also revealed that he would want to break the record for his next fight but he also demanded a seven-figure salary from the UFC if they want him to move up to bantamweight. And in the post-fight press conference, he insisted his desire for a million-dollar payday while calling out Conor McGregor and throwing some shade to Jon Jones.
"If you ask me who would I like to fight, and I know I'm going to make the most money, I'll fight Conor McGregor," Johnson said, via Forbes.
"I'm a great company guy. I don't bash the UFC. I don't bash my opponents. Never missed weight. Never done any drugs. Not at home beating my wife, crashing my car, do cocaine and all that stuff," he added.
Of course, it will be difficult to see Demetrious Johnson face Conor McGregor because of the weight difference. McGregor has fought as high as 170 pounds and he is the current UFC lightweight champion. But if ever they can face each other, it will surely sell and Johnson gets the payday he wants.
On the other hand, Demetrious Johnson talking about crashing a car and cocaine is a clear shot at Jon Jones. The former light heavyweight champion was stripped of his title after getting involved in a hit-and-run incident in 2015 while also testing positive for cocaine.
UFC fans are surely not going to see Demetrious Johnson face off against Conor McGregor or Jon Jones. However, Johnson can climb up to 135 pounds and challenge the winner of the Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw.