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A couple of weeks ago we put out the pound for pound rankings for the end of 2016. Though flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson was at the top, it was surprising how many names were thrown into the hat. We saw request for Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, and of course the one and only Conor McGregor. While a valid argument can be made for all three, with Conor leading the pack due to his masterful performance at UFC 205, we thought we’d give you guys a little reminder of why Demetrious Johnson is at the top – better yet, why he deserves it.

Besides being the only fighter to ever win via Kimura choke in  a title fight against Chris Cariaso at UFC 187, here’s are a short list of his in cage accomplishments.

He’s never been knocked out or submitted in MMA competition.

His average fight time of 17:23 in UFC flyweight competition is the longest in divisional history.

His 1,164 total strikes landed in UFC flyweight competition are the most in divisional history.

He lands 55.9 percent of his significant strike attempts in UFC flyweight competition, the highest rate in divisional history.

His 43 takedowns landed in UFC flyweight competition are most in divisional history.

His 59 takedowns landed overall in UFC competition are tied for fifth most in company history behind St-Pierre (87), Gleison Tibau (84), Frankie Edgar (66) and Clay Guida (61).

He is the only fighter in UFC history to record 10 or more takedowns in three separate bouts.

His submission of Kyoji Horiguchi at the 4:59 mark of Round 5 at UFC 186 stands as the latest stoppage in a UFC fight.

He is one of two fighters in UFC history to earn two fifth-round stoppage victories. T.J. Dillashaw also accomplished the feat.

 

But lets face it, statistics can only go but so far. You can read all the stats you want but how does the champion look in the ring? Even with a magnifying glass you’d be hard pressed to find any mistakes on this flyweight, with flawless footwork and the rare ability to look better in each and every fight, at his division he’s damn near unstoppable.

Now we know Johnson has an upcoming bout with TUF 24 winner Tim Elliott this saturday. So we thought we’d give Elliot a little pep talk for what he had in store on Saturday night.

Fighting Demetrious Johnson is literally like fighting a spider monkey. He’s so fast and accurate, and his TRANSITIONS are second to none. You think he’s going to take you down, nope, he changes levels again and hits you with a left cross, right straight, and two leg kicks for your troubles. If you do stop the takedown then you’re in the clinch with a Tazmanian devil that will knee you to death against the cage and then add a head kick for good measure.  At 5’3 he somehow manages to throw head kicks like jabs. Oh so now you’ve got a gameplan, you’re going to take him down are ya? His explosiveness makes it damn near impossible to keep him down, and even if you do, he’s just as dangerous from the bottom as anyone else in the UFC.  Whatever you do, don’t let him get on top because it’s armbar city. His transitions are lightening fast and, you won’t even know it’s coming.

…Oh and did we mention he’s tough as nails, doesn’t get tired, relentless, and has no concept of the word quit? When Bruce Lee said “be like water” , he meant be like Demetrious Johnson.

Let us know what you think of Demetrious Johnson in his upcoming bout with TUF 24 winner Tim Elliott? Does Elliot have a chance or nah?

 

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