After his fifth-round submission win over John Moraga last weekend (July 27, 2013) at the UFC on FOX 8 event, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson revealed he wouldn't mind partaking in a "super fight" against the bantamweight kingpin.
Something company president Dana White (surprisingly) didn't shoot down right on the spot.
However, "Mighty Mouse" says he still has plenty to do in the 125-pound division before he can start partaking in fantasy match-ups against other champions, and admits he is far from cleaning out his division, much like former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva (almost) did.
Johnson explained during his recent appearance on "The MMA Hour:"
"At the end of the day, it's all about what the UFC wants. I know they are still having trouble trying to perceive the flyweights as one of the high-quality division weight classes. Don't get me wrong, I'm focused on 125, my mind is set on 125 and I want to fight everybody there and clean the division out. I'm just saying down the road. It wasn't like, once Anderson Silva jumped in the middleweight division and he beat two or three guys and won the title that people started talking super fights, it was after he cleaned out the division. I just wanted them to know, hey, I'm going to roll, I'm going to continue to get better, keep fighting and hopefully down the road, whoever is the champion at bantamweight, if it's Dominick Cruz, if he beats Barao and Eddie Wineland and all those guys and they're wondering who Dominick is going to fight and who am I going to fight, I would not mind having a super fight. I think it's something fun that fans would love to see. I'm not saying my next fight is going to be a super fight. I'm focused on flyweight and I have a lot to accomplish there."
Cruz and Johnson have scrapped once before, with "The Dominator" earning the judge's decision at UFC Live: "Cruz vs. Johnson" back in Oct. 2011. That was the last time Demetrious tasted defeat and the last time Cruz competed inside the Octagon, thanks to nagging injuries.
And while "Mighty Mouse" already has two title defenses under his belt against the aforementioned Moraga and the scrappy John Dodson, he is far from reaching Anderson Silva status, as far as cleaning out a division is concerned, and is only focused on taking care of flyweight business for the time being.
Having said that, who do you feel Johnson's next title defense should come against?