Former UFC flyweight champion and pound-for-pound great Demetrious Johnson has officially been traded to ONE Championship. Now it would appear that “Mighty Mouse” is not looking back.
The UFC recently locked down a trade deal that exchanged Demetrious Johnson to ONE Championship for former ONE welterweight title holder Ben Askren to join the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The momentous deal is the first major fighter trade in mixed martial arts history.
Speaking in a recent media conference call, Demetrious Johnson revealed that he has no regrets about leaving the UFC.
“I leave the UFC with no regrets, on good terms. I believe I’ve accomplished everything I could there. Defended the belt 11 times. I won a fight every single way you could possibly think of – knockout, a submission that nobody’s ever seen before. I’ve done everything I can over there. I think me coming to ONE Championship, there’s a lot of new goals. A lot of fresh things. A lot of fresh matchups.”