Demetrious Johnson says retirement is possible after next fight
Former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (24-4-1) has long been regarded as one of the very best to have ever competed in mixed martial arts, not just at 125-pounds, but also pound-for-pound.
“Mighty Mouse” Johnson will defend his ONE Championship title in a trilogy bout with Adriano Moraes at ONE Fight Night 10 on May 5 at 1st Bank Center in Denver, Colorado.
Both Johnson and Moraes each have a win over one another and if the 36-year-old champion can get past the former champ, what is left for him to achieve?
“It is definitely possible,” Johnson answered on The MMA Hour when asked if he would consider retirement after his next fight.
“Being 36, I sit down with the wife and kids even my close friends, my inner circle who don’t watch mixed martial arts, they don’t train, they all have normal citizen jobs you could say, and sometimes I sit there and think, how much more do I need to do? How much more do I want to do?”
Johnson has been fighting professionally since 2009. He earned the UFC flyweight title in September 2012 and held the belt until August 2018 when he lost to Henry Cejudo.
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