UFC champion Demetrious Johnson becomes a father ahead of UFC on FOX 8 title fight

Photo via @MightyMouse125 on Instagram

Demetrious Johnson's wife gave birth to the "Mighty Baby" on Friday (July 19, 2013) just eight days before his scheduled UFC on FOX 8 title defense against John Moraga.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson had his world flipped upside down on Friday (July 19, 2013) when just eight days ahead of his UFC on FOX 8 championship fight Johnson's wife, Destiny, gave birth to their first child.

"Mighty Mouse" is in the midst of winding down his preparation for next Saturday's (July 27, 2013) main event fight against John Moraga at KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.

The 26-year-old said on last week's UFC on FOX 8 media conference call (listen to it here) that the "Mighty Baby" was expected to arrive anytime now, and luckily for him the birth occurred before he left for Seattle to begin the typical fight week festivities.

Johnson had stated that he does not expect the birth of his child so close to a major world championship fight to have any affect on his performance; however, it is certainly a distraction and new element of life for him to think about, which could ultimately seep into his mindset in a positive or negative way.

Either way, congratulations goes to Mr. Johnson and his wife!

For more news and notes on UFC on FOX 8: "Johnson vs. Moraga," visit our complete event archive here.

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