"Between me and Ronda? It's hard, because she's going out there just blowing through people, but I think you see a true champion's caliber when he's tested by his opponents that are put in front of him. My (John) Dodson fight, my second Joseph (Benavidez) fight, my (John) Moraga fight, my Ali Bagautinov fight. Those guys are studs. Not taking anything away from Cat Zingano or Miesha Tate, but those guys are studs. Don't get me wrong, she goes out there and destroys her opponents, but I think you have to see a champion go through that hardship to see if they really have that championship caliber. She's a champion, I'm not saying she isn't, but I'm going to say it's me."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, sitting pretty at No. 3 in the promotion's pound-for-pound rankings, is confident he's been a more dominant champion than UFC women's bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey. That's because "Mighty Mouse," who puts his 125-pound strap on the line against Kyoji Horiguchi at the UFC 186 pay-per-view (PPV) event this weekend in Montreal, has faced stiffer competition, which in turn revealed his championship spirit. Johnson (22-2-1) has only lost by decision competing at bantamweight and has now finished three of his last four opponents. Rousey, meanwhile, aside from these teeth marks, hasn't really been tested in 11 trips to the cage (perhaps because of this). Does that help Johnson's argument, or have we ventured into the land of apples and oranges?