GOAT imitations: Demetrious Johnson breaks MMA twitter by enacting Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Sean Strickland, and more

Demetrious Johnson [Image Courtesy: @MightyMouse via X/Twitter]

Demetrious Johnson is one of the greatest fighters in MMA history. In fact, some, including UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, revere him as the greatest-ever mixed martial artist. There are plenty of reasons for that assessment, as 'Mighty Mouse' holds the record number of title defenses in the entire UFC.

Furthermore, he is a master in every facet of the sport: striking, wrestling, and grappling. He has also gone on to achieve championship success in ONE Championship, conquering its flyweight division. When he's not building his legacy to greater heights, Demetrious Johnson is on social media.

While he is usually streaming himself playing video games, this time he took to X/Twitter to post a clip of him emulating the mannerisms of other well-regarded fighters in the sport, like the unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov, former UFC double champion Conor McGregor and new middleweight champion Sean Strickland.

He even emulated newly minted bantamweight titleholder Sean O'Malley and all-time great 135-pound legend Dominick Cruz, who he once faced in a losing effort. Demetrious Johnson included another former opponent by mimicking the karate stance adopted by Henry Cejudo, with whom he's struck a friendship.

Countless other fighters were imitated, including ex-UFC middleweight Yoel Romero. The clip was a bit of fun, as 'Mighty Mouse' enjoys some downtime after completing a grueling trilogy with Adriano Moraes, who had beaten him back in 2021.

There's no news yet on who Johnson will face next, but fans will await ONE Championship's announcement with bated breath.

Will Demetrious Johnson fight again this year?

Demetrious Johnson last fought on May 5, when he completed his trilogy with Adriano Moraes, defeating him via unanimous decision to defend his ONE flyweight title. Unfortunately, with October on the horizon and 2023 about to end, it is unlikely that 'Mighty Mouse' will fight again before 2024.

This is made almost certain by the fact that Johnson has averaged one fight per year since 2021. In 2021, 2022, and 2023, he has only fought once, with each bout being part of the eventual trilogy he had with Adriano Moraes. While he may surprise fans with a bout announcement, it's unlikely.

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