Before Demetrious Johnson won the UFC flyweight championship, he worked his way up the bantamweight rankings and unsuccessfully challenged Dominick Cruz for the 135 pound belt. Now that he's the 125 pound title holder, and looks better each fight, Johnson says he'd welcome the challenge of a super-fight against the bantamweight champion, whomever that ends up being after Cruz and interim champ Renan Barao fight in February.
“I think if Dana White was to approach me with a superfight and said, ‘Hey, you and Dom or Barao, whoever the champion at 135 is -- we’ll make a lot of money if you guys do this fight,’ [I’d say], ‘Sounds good,’” Johnson recently told Sherdog.
“Let’s make it happen.”
That isn't to say that Johnson thinks he's run out of challenges at 125.
“The UFC’s doing a great job finding the new talent that’s out there and signing them,” he said.
“There’s great talent. We’ve got a lot of guys on the roster now.”
How do you think Johnson would match up against either Barao or Cruz now? Has he improved enough to do better than his decision loss to Cruz years ago? Could Johnson withstand the power of Barao?
Let us know in the comments section.
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