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UFC 191's Demetrious Johnson's 'ultimate goal' is record-setting 11 UFC title defenses

Only five more to go ...

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There have been plenty of greats to etch their names into the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) record book such as Anderson Silva and Jon Jones.

Now Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson plans to write his name in stone after passing each of the aforementioned legends for most successful title defenses in UFC history.

"Just reaching that ultimate goal, which is having the most successful title defenses in UFC history -- for the men's division -- because Ronda's [Rousey] is on a tear right now so I don't want to jump in her pond," Johnson told AXS TV's Inside MMA. "That goal is 10, well 11, obviously the record right now is 10 [Anderson Silva] and I'm at six right now so I've got five more to go and then I'll keep on racking them up."

"Mighty Mouse" will try to slay John Dodson for the second time (watch their first fight in full here) in the UFC 191 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on Sept. 5, 2015, inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Since the dynamic duo's first tussle in Jan. 2013, each fighter has gone on to achieve much success in the Octagon, with Dodson capturing three-straight victories, while Johnson has defended his belt five more times. The fact that the 29-year-old Johnson has been staying busy -- while Dodson nursed an ACL tear -- is one reason he believes he has improved a great deal since the pair last competed against each other.

"I look at the previous fight and I look at this one as a brand new fight," said Johnson. "Obviously, Dodson's had three fights since we fought; I've had the five title defenses and I think he's improved a little bit and I've improved way more than he has because I've been so active."

Meanwhile, "The Magician" would like to pull off his greatest magic trick of them all by snatching Johnson's belt away from him in dramatic fashion -- for which he has the flare. Even though he ultimately squeaked by a tough Zach Makovsky in his first fight back from injury at UFC 187 back in May, the 30-year-old is still very dangerous with his lightening quick knees and hands.

In fact, Dodson's only loss in the 125-pound division is to Johnson, who -- surprise -- expects the same result to happen again ... especially because of the way the former runs his mouth.

"I've shown in my previous four title defenses that all I need is one second to get the job done and we're training extremely hard and I'm focused to go out there and finish off where I left off last time when we fought," Johnson said. "Dodson is a very delusional man. We like to call that in Seattle, Washington a mental midget; somebody who has to run their mouth to make them feel entitled to something and get himself riled up.

Each time I go out there, I'm always finishing my fights. I can't wait to get in there Sept. 5 and prove it again."

For the full UFC 191: "Johnson vs. Dodson 2" fight card click here.

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