Demetrious Johnson just made a bold prediction.
The UFC flyweight champion is coming off a big submission win over Ray Borg in epic fashion earlier this month at UFC 216. Make no mistake about it, Johnson is undoubtedly the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world today.
If you recall, as a result of that win at the latest UFC PPV (pay-per-view) event, he now holds the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) record for most consecutive title defenses (11).
As a result of his status within the promotion, Johnson is often stacked up against some of the best fighters in the world. Despite the fact that he may never fight outside of his 125-pound weight class again, it’s fun to imagine “Mighty Mouse” testing his skills against bigger martial artists.
The current fight that most fight fans are hoping to see involving Johnson would see him move up in weight and take on the likes of Cody Garbrandt, Dominick Cruz, and T.J. Dillashaw, “Mighty Mouse” is entertaining all ideas.
Actually, he just spoke about how he would defeat current WWE superstar and former UFC champion Brock Lesnar if the two ever crossed paths in an unsanctioned universe.
“Obviously size is going to be a huge factor but his skill is nowhere near my level. So, I’m going to be blasting him in the liver. Liver kicks all day,” Johnson said during a recent interview with TMZ Sports. “Just blast kicks, blast kicks, blast kicks, and hopefully one of those liver shots puts him down man.”
Back in 2011, Lesnar lost to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 via first-round TKO after getting blasted in the stomach with a kick from hell.
Lesnar is susceptible to blows to the body. The flyweight champion believes he could soften Lesnar up with liver kicks and then take his back for the finish.
“Well it’s a liver shot,” Johnson explained. “I mean, if you hit anybody in their liver, in the right spot or you hit them in the liver, they’re going to go down regardless. I mean the liver ceases and it just shuts the body down. Then I’d jump on Brock’s back and choke him out.”
Keep in mind that due to the rules and regulations by the government body of mixed martial arts (MMA), the chances of this fight happening are slim. Combat fans will have to imagine how the ridiculous superfight would play out.