Demetrious Johnson is not only the most dominant champion on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster, but his captivating performance against John Dodson in the main event of the UFC 191 pay-per-view (PPV) this past Saturday night (September 5, 2015), proved once again he is the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet.
"Mighty Mouse" did as he pleased over the 25 minute battle inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena, dominating "The Magician" in every facet of mixed martial arts (MMA).
After easily dispatching of Ali Bagautinov, Chris Cariaso, and Kyoji Horiguchi in three straight title defenses, fight fans desperately hoped to witness the Flyweight kingpin in a competitive fight.
Considering how close Johnson's first title fight against Dodson was, UFC brass made the logical choice by booking the rematch, with many expecting another exciting whirlwind of competitive MMA action.
Alas, it was not meant to be.
Whereas Dodson dropped the champion multiple times in their first bout, Johnson completely manhandled the Jackson's MMA product this time around, essentially forcing Dodson into a defensive shell after the first three minutes.
The Flyweight kingpin has essentially cleaned house, defeating half of the division's top 10 -- including multiple victories over Dodson and Joseph Benavidez.
There is no clear cut contender to feed to the champ next, and even if there were, nobody in the top 10 has a shot right now to take the belt away from Johnson.
Jussier Formiga and Henry Cejudo are set to battle in a critical Flyweight showdown at UFC Fight Night 78, and I expect the winner of that fight to get thrown into the lion's den against the champ.
Outside of that fight, other potential contenders include Ray Borg and Dustin Ortiz, but both men need top 10 victories before claiming a No. 1 contender spot.
A darkhorse candidate would be John Lineker, who would have already fought "Mighty Mouse" had he not missed weight four times in seven Flyweight bouts.
"Hands of Stone" moved up to the 135-pound division at UFC 191, choking out Francisco Rivera in an incredible firefight where he was clearly undersized (highlights here). If the Brazilian can prove he can make 125 pounds safely, he will get the next crack at Johnson.
The truth is, it seems nobody on the Flyweight roster has even the slightest chance to take the title away from Johnson, so I wouldn't be all that shocked if UFC brass attempted to put together a super fight with the Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw.
As always, "Mighty Mouse" is ready to rumble.