Demetrious Johnson names his toughest ONE Championship opponent in Street Fighter V challenge

Demetrious Johnson | Image courtesy of ONE
Demetrious Johnson | Image courtesy of ONE

ONE flyweight world champion and MMA all-time great Demetrious Johnson is not just one of the best cagefighters ever, he might be the greatest gamer the sport has ever seen.

It's well-documented on social media and DJ's own YouTube channel that he plays video games nearly just as much as he trains in MMA. It might even be more.

He plays video games so well that 'Mighty Mouse' has his own Twitch streaming account that has over 100,000 followers and has competed professionally as a gamer.

In a recent video released by ONE Championship, the Asian martial arts organization pitted some of its best athletes against Demetrious Johnson in a game of Street Fighter V. Unsurprisingly, DJ went 5-0 against everyone, which included Ev Ting, Dany Kingad, Jihin Radzuan and Brandon Vera.

He did, however, reveal who gave him the toughest challenge in the classic fighting game:

"The biggest challenge was from Brandon [Vera]. He has true potential. I could take him as a Padawan and teach him to become a Jedi."

Former ONE heavyweight world champion Brandon 'The Truth' Vera took Johnson to deep waters but ultimately lost to the almighty 'Mighty Mouse'. Altogether, the entire experience was all fun as fellow ONE athletes participated in a friendly video game competition.

Demetrious Johnson ready to put on a show against rival Adriano Moraes at ONE Fight Night 10

At ONE Fight Night 10 on Prime Video, ONE flyweight world champion Demetrious Johnson will fight in front of an American crowd for the first time under the ONE Championship banner. It will also be his first bout on US soil in nearly five years.

On May 5 at the 1stBank Center in Denver, Colorado, Johnson will defend his throne in the first trilogy fight of his legendary career. Across the circle from him will be Adriano Moraes, the first and only man to beat him via knockout.

In an interview with fightTIPS on YouTube, Johnson said that although he will definitely go for the kill against Adriano Moraes throughout the bout, his most important goal is to put on a show. Demetrious Johnson said:

“My main goal for that fight is to blow the f*cking roof off on that fight. I want people to keep saying, ‘I want to see you fight, I want to see you fight,’ whether I’m the champion or not, that's always my goal.” [5:33 onwards]

Watch the full interview here:


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