Demetrious Johnson: 10 Cool Facts About The MMA Fighter


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Famous for his nickname of Mighty Mouse, MMA fighter Demetrious Johnson is a very talented wrestler as the record holder for the longest championship reign at 11 title defenses. Demetrious is considered one of the greatest mixed martial artists in the world by UFC, ESPN, and MMA Weekly! Given such amazing achievements, no wonders why fans are interested in knowing about Demetrious Johnson facts: 

10 Things About “Mighty Mouse” Demetrious Johnson That Fans Would Love To Read

1. Full Name:

Demetrious Khrisna Johnson

2. Famous As:

American MMA fighter and former freestyle wrestler. Demetrious Johnson is also well known as a former UFC Flyweight Champion who holds the UFC record for most consecutive title defenses with 11. 

3. Nickname: 

He is nicknamed as the Mighty Mouse or DJ. 

4. Birthday:

Demetrious Johnson came into this world on August 13, 1986, in Madisonville Kentucky. 

5. Working For:

He is signed to the men’s flyweight division of ONE Championship. 

6. Demetrious Johnson Net Worth:

MMA fighters have a good network because wrestling competitions very often have a reward in millions of dollars. 

Available online resources indicate that Demetrious Johnson Net Worth is almost $3 million as of 2019. His source of income is his MMA career. There is no fixed salary for MMA fighters, they get paid per fight. As per the report, his total career earnings is $3,555,000. The fighter adds a decent sum to his bank account through his endorsement deals including ONE eSports and Microsoft Xbox.

This worked out in his favour as the former UFC flyweight champion is a hardcore gamer, a Twitch streamer and has had a longstanding endorsement with Microsoft Xbox. So he left UFC for ONE Championship in 2018 and as part of his move became the face of their new esports venture.

“Esports as a whole have come on leaps and bounds from when it first started,” Johnson told. “At the start, people were like ‘no one’s going to watch someone else play video games. It’s absolutely absurd. I’m not going to do it.’ “But now you have companies like Twitch and Mixer who are generating so much revenue with advertising  from these amazing streamer personalities. 

7. Demetrious Johnson Achievements:

Demetrious Johnson
Demetrious Johnson

An active wrestler since 2012, Demetrious has enjoyed a glorious Flyweight and Bantamweight career. 

The athlete started his training when he was 19 years old and showed everyone an impressive debut in 2007. As a UFC flyweight, he holds a record of the highest number of takedowns in the championship’s history. The man has earned massive recognition for his fast hands in the ring, but when the gloves are off his fingers are pretty nimble as well. 

Almost throughout his Demetrious Johnson has come out of the ring by holding the emblem of success. The MMA fighter has won 26 fights that include five knocks out, ten submissions, and ten wins by decisions. No wonder why many publications, like and MMA Weekly, have dubbed Demetrious a beast! 

2013, 2015, and 2017 were the best years for him as many sports channels and magazines awarded him with the title of the best fighter of the year and best submission of the year.

8. Demetrious Johnson Career:

Demetrious Johnson
Demetrious Johnson

In his entire career, Demetrious Johnson had accomplished a lot. 

Johnson is not only famous for freestyle wrestling but also for his elusive and quick movements. He is also renowned for using a mix of fast punches and offering a quick counter strike. Perhaps, this is the reason why he has managed to carve out a different position for himself.

Despite his impressive performance, Demetrious couldn’t win his first game. After this, he won almost eight games at UFC and then headed for a debut in Alaska. He earned his first UFC Flyweight in 2012 and then followed an endless queue of victories. It was after defending his 11th title that Johnson finally beat the record of Anderson Silva.

It was Demetrious’ knockout win in the Alaska Fighting Championship that led to his career in World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC).

Throughout Johnson’s career, there is hardly one loss during his UFC matches, and one during the WEC matches. Most of the time he has come out from the ring victorious.

9. Early Life:

Demetrious Johnson grew up in Parkland Washington and graduated from Washington High School and made his name in wrestling. He was a leader in track and wrestling during his high school years. The young man became the state champions in wrestling as well as in track. In 2007, he landed his steps at mixed martial arts.

His early life was tragic as he was raised by his deaf mother and stepfather who was violent to him. He never met his biological father. Concerning his teenage and childhood, his experience somehow matches that of Dwayne Johnson who disclosed about his stressed life of the past. The Rock had suffered depression in his teenage due to attempted suicide by his mother. 

Demetrious never met his biological father nor he saw a glimpse of him as he took off. 

Demetrious also attended college but never graduated because being a college dropout, didn’t really impact his career as a mixed martial artist and a wrestler – he just needed to be good in the ring. 

10. Demetrious Johnson Wife:

Demetrious Johnson
Demetrious Johnson with his wife

Demetrious Johnson is married to his girlfriend-turned-wife Destiny Bartels. 

He married Destiny Johnson on May 11, 2012, in Hawaii. 

The couple has two sons named Tyren and Maverick.

In 2013, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Tyren in 2013. Their other son, Maverick on 15th April 2015.  In August 2018, the couple also welcomed their first daughter as their 3rd child. 

He also mentioned his wife helped him to move on and without her, his life is incomplete. He is a loving husband as well as a caring father. The couple is living a happy life. 


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