UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson broke the consecutive title defense record in the UFC last night by submitting Ray Borg at UFC 216.
Dana White is the UFC President and he has been with the company for over two decades. The UFC President is now claiming that Mighty Mouse is the best fighter in the history of the UFC.
“Definitely (Johnson’s the best ever),” White said at the post-fight press conference. “He’s the man. He broke Anderson Silva’s record, and it almost seems like in that last round he knew he was going to do it and he knew how he was going to do it. It was pretty impressive. I don’t know if I just said this or not, I’m tired, but (Johnson’s head coach) Matt Hume, we were talking about how awesome it was and he goes, ‘He does it in the gym all the time.’ That’s like his move. He does that all the time. It’s crazy.”
Johnson not only broke the consecutive title defense record at the event, but he has been the only flyweight champion the UFC has ever had.
White is even quick to admit that he disrespected Ray Borg leading into the bout.
“You guys know what a crazy jiu-jitsu guy Joe Rogan is — Rogan was up in the ring, he goes, ‘I’ve never even seen that in a jiu-jitsu match,’” White said. “He goes, ‘It’s crazy, this guy’s a freak.’ And it’s true. Demetrious is the best, man. He broke Anderson Silva’s record and did it in spectacular fashion. And I feel like I disrespected Ray Borg a little bit with the whole T.J. Dillashaw (thing). That kid came to fight. He came to fight, he didn’t want to tap to that armbar. I don’t know if you guys talked to him yet, his arm can’t be feeling too good, but (he’s) a stud and I meant no disrespect.”
There is no word yet on who Johnson will defend the gold against next, but he has stated in the past that the winner of the upcoming Sergio Pettis vs. Henry Cejudo bout would get that shot.