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Dana White: Demetrious Johnson 'beat the budget' for UFC 191 and may not be appreciated until he's gone

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The drunk dummies just suffered another knockdown.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson may not be doing gangbusters at the box office, but he's still coming in over budget when it comes to selling pay-per-view events, like the UFC 191 extravaganza that went down last weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"The pay-per-view did better than we thought," White told UFC Tonight. "He beat the budget. Johnson just needs to keep going out there and winning fights. Maybe he'll be more appreciated after he's gone."

I'm not sure what the budget was, but I have to imagine it was fairly low (based on this).

Johnson climbed to No. 2 on the pound-for-pound list after turning away John Dodson in "Sin City" (watch it), in what amounted to his seventh straight title defense. Despite his dominance, "Mighty Mouse" struggles to generate interest from select mixed martial arts (MMA) fans.

The same ones who may not know what they've got, 'til it's gone.