UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson may be at odds with the UFC right now, but that hasn’t stopped the fighter from adding another accolade to his MMA career.
“MIghty Mouse” bested UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor, plus boxers Gennady Golovkin, Terence Crawford and Andre Ward to win the “Best Fighter” ESPY.
The ESPY’s are a yearly sports away show put on by ESPN, similar to the Oscar for the entertainment medium or the Slammy’s for the WWE.
Johnson hasn’t been seen in the Octagon since UFC On Fox 24, where he submitted Wilson Reis to tie the record for most consecutive title defense in the UFC. Johnson currently shares the record with former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, history could be made as he could break the record in his next fight.
It has been a rough road lately for Johnson and the promotion he calls home, especially after the UFC champion turned down a title defense against former UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw in favor of fighting Ray Borg.
Turning down the potential super fight with Dillashaw is what lead to UFC President Dana White calling the champion “insane.”
Insane or not, the UFC Flyweight Champion has been called the “Best Fighter” by ESPN.