The UFC’s flyweight champion broke down exactly how he would go about defeating the 280lb monster that is Brock Lesnar in a recent interview.
For those who were still in denial of his greatness, Demetrious Johnson’s UFC 216 win over Ray Borg left little room for any doubt over who exactly is the world’s pound-for-pound number one right now.
The amazingly well-timed and executed armbar that led to him walking away with his third fifth-round finish, just didn’t seem possible, all things considered. To transition so fluidly from a suplex into an armbar – pretty much before his opponent could even hit the mat – was one of those moments that only comes around once in a while.
It had shades of Silva/Belfort, Machida/Couture and McGregor/Aldo, in the sense that it was just a win that could perhaps never be replicated in its sheer ridiculousness.
So now, with a legendary submission like that under his belt, many have asked exactly what the 125lb champ will do next. Of course, with Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis set to fight at UFC 218 for what we believe will be the next shot at DJ, the option to remain in his natural weight-class is there but in truth, the prospect of seeing ‘Mighty Mouse’ move back up to the bantamweight division would validate everything we’ve assumed about his skills.
In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, however, Johnson was asked one of the stranger questions he’ll have had to deal with before. One of the interviewers asked him how he felt he would match up against the heavyweight superstar Brock Lesnar, a silly question, indeed, but one that Demetrious was not afraid to answer emphatically.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena