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UFC champ Demetrious Johnson on his way to new career as professional video gamer

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

If you don't want to pay to watch Demetrious Johnson fight, perhaps you'll pay to watch him play video games?

A subscription to Twitch, which allows users to watch other people play video games, can give you access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight champion's gaming channel, which is roughly 20,000 strong.

And one that comes with Easter Eggs like this.

"I saw guys playing games I grew up with like Mega Man X and Zelda: Ocarina of Time," Johnson told The Sun. "So after some time I started streaming some games on my PS4. Next thing you know, my wife was like, ‘You should get into it baby, what do you want to do after you're done fighting? Why don't you try streaming?'

I can think of worse ways to spend life after fighting.

That said, I can't believe this is actually a "thing." Probably because I'm getting up there in age, but in my day, watching someone else play video games meant you were out of quarters, or that somebody in your house was able to wrest the controller from your grip.

Either way, it wasn't fun, but 20,000 "Mighty Mouse" fans can't be wrong.


Let's hope Johnson can peel himself away from the screen long enough to train for his upcoming title defense against Henry Cejudo, which takes place at UFC 197 in April (more on that fight here).

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