Demetrius Johnson has a lot on his plate this weekend as he is set to defend his UFC Flyweight Championship against John Moraga at UFC on Fox 8, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t think to the future. According to Johnson, he wants to get in on all of this talk of Super Fights and would be down to move up in weight to fight in a Super Fight.
“Right now my focus is on John Moraga,” Johnson said at the UFC on FOX 8 media day. “But I think if everything goes well in this fight and I tackle this challenge with John Moraga, I think everyone is talking about the superfights at middleweight with Anderson Silva and Jon Jones and GSP. And I think if there was a superfight to be had between the flyweight and bantamweight division, when I fought at 135 I thought I did pretty well there, and I think since my time being there, I’ve evolved as a fighter.”
“I think, once Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland and maybe Dominick Cruz sort their things out, if Dana White wants to do a superfight with us, talk to us. … Every time he talks about a superfight with Anderson Silva and GSP, those guys make a lot of money, so, you know, I’m always up for that. This is about doing stuff for fun and tackling challenges and making history. I wouldn’t mind being part of the first flyweight vs. bantamweight fight. Obviously they’re like, you’re smaller than that guy. So what? What’s the worst that can happen?”