UFC on FOX 24: Dana White Weighs-in on Super Fights For Demetrious Johnson, Says Champ Should Should “Smash” Title Defense Record
By FCF Staff
Demetrious Johnson tied Anderson Silva’s title defense record last night at UFC on FOX 24, and Dana White’s advising the flyweight champ to set a new one that will stand the test of time.
Johnson faced Wilson Reis in the card’s main event, and as the bout wore on, he started to pick the veteran apart with strikes. In round three, Johnson ended the fight by submitting Reis with an armbar. The win marked the tenth time Johnson has defended the 125 title.
During FOX Sport’s post fight show, White had this to say about Johnson and whether he should look to 135 for new challenges (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“After the fight, I heard DJ ask his coach what he did wrong? What did you do wrong? Nothing, you just fought a perfect fight. He continues to evolve. He absolutely demolished him. He arm-barred a Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion. The kid is amazing.”
“Cody (Garbrandt) has no title defenses yet. If I’m Johnson, I break the record for title defenses and smash it so bad it’ll never be broken. And if someone gets some wins at bantamweight, then maybe I’d think of a super fight.”
With the win, Johnson’s overall record stands at 26-2-1. UFC on FOX 24 took place in Kansas City, Missouri.