Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, at least in this instance, was a man of his word, sending reigning flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson a championship belt for each successive title defense.
“Mighty Mouse” was “pissed off” that he only had one, earned with a win over Joseph Benavidez back in 2012, while other champions, like 205-pound titleholder Daniel Cormier, were parading around town with multiple straps.
I guess this performance helped Uncle Dana see the light.
Johnson (26-2-1) tied a record set by former middleweight champion Anderson Silva by securing 10 consecutive title defenses, the most recent of which came at the expense of grappling sensation Wilson Reis (recap).
That’s probably why the former bantamweight has secured his place atop the promotion’s pound-for-pound list and based on the current flyweight rankings (see them here), it will be a tall order to keep Johnson from getting title defense number 11 later this year.
But is he the greatest of all time?