If you’re the type who’s interested in wrestling and mixed martial arts games, chances are you’ve heard of Demetrious Johnson, an American who was once a freestyle wrestler but is currently making waves in the martial arts. mixed. Johnson is known as the initial and current flyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) who holds an enviable record for the longest reign in the championship with 11 defensive titles.
Demetrious Khrisna Johnson popularly known by his fans as Demetrious Johnson was born on August 13, 1986 in Madisonville, Kentucky, United States. The flyweight champion who currently holds the place of honor as the championship’s longest reign with 11 titles was actually born prematurely, he came two
months ahead of his time and hails from America. The renowned wrestler’s childhood was not a happy one, but he remembers it as the worst time of his life as he was raised by a stepfather who can only be described as abusive alongside a mother. who has been described as deaf and the worst part of it all is that he never met his real father, not even a day, not a picture or even a glimpse.
Johnson’s high school education was completed at Washington High School in Parkland, he distinguished himself as a wrestling, track and cross-country athlete. He competed in wrestling competitions, both in the junior and senior classes for which the state awarded him 3rd and 2nd positions respectively. Even though his interest in cross country and track and field was a form of exercise to improve his cardio for wrestling, he competed in the
state championship for both sports.
In 2007, Johnson began his mixed martial arts (MMA) career where he won his first professional win with his first-round knockout. After his first win he won eight fights in a row, he also fought at the Alaska Fighting Championship through which he earned a spot at the World Extreme Cage Fights scheduled for 2010 which was his debut in the event . Johnson suffered many defeats during his career, losing his first game was a big setback, but he persevered and
kept training hard. He finally won the UFC Flyweight title in 2012 after fighting many fights, where he won some and lost some. He remains an unbeatable champion to this day following his UFC Flyweight Championship title in 2012.
Demetrious Johnson managed to break Anderson Silva’s past UFC records in the last ten years of his wrestling career by defending his 11th consecutive title. The Flyweight Champion is known as one of the fastest fighters in the NMA. His instant grabbing and elusive movement has earned him a lot of fan recognition and his freestyle wrestling base is enviable. He has the phenomenal ability to counter strike while standing in the pocket, he uses the feathers of Muay Thai as he blends a number of side to side elbows with upper bodies. He has numerous titles and awards to his credit in mixed martial arts and wrestling competitions. In 2012, the renowned wrestler ranked No. 1 in the world rankings.
Who is his wife?
Demetrious Johnson and Destiny Bartles tied the nuptials on May 11, 2012 in Hawaii. The professional wrestler seems to live in marital bliss with his wife because according to him, his wife gave him a new lease of life, she was able to pull him out of his horrific past and troubling childhood, and with her help, he started his journey to glory in martial arts. He always says that his wife was the best thing that ever happened to him and his life today will be incomplete without her. Their union is blessed with two boys – Tyren Johnson born in 2013 and Maverick born two years later.
It is said that it is not the size of the man in the fight, but the size of the fight in the man. The martial arts expert is not that tall, he stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches or 1.60 meters, but what he lacks in height, he has accumulated skills and prowess that would be phenomenal and without equal.
The flyweight champion may have been born poor but today he is considered one of the best earners in the wrestling world. His popularity which has been growing ever since his first fight has peaked and according to a reliable source, his salary per UFC tournament is currently between $150,000 and $250,000. Demetrious Johnson is currently negotiating with the UFC to increase his pay per fight because he believes he is worth far more than what he is currently receiving. His current net worth is estimated at $6 million, mostly from his fights. We expect to hear more about Johnson’s net worth because the renowned wrestler is determined to earn more in others to be able to take care of his family lavishly and to be able to
Quick Facts About Demetrious Johnson
First name: Demetrious – Khrisna Johnson
Date of birth: August 13, 1986
Place of birth: Madisonville, Kentucky, USA
Education: Washington High School
Profession: Wrestling and Mixed Martial (MMA)
Wife: Destiny Johnson (née Bartles)
Kids: Tyren Johnson and Maverick
Net worth: $6 million