Losing a five-round war for the UFC title is a hard thing to swallow.
But, if your name is Demetrious Johnson (14-2) , things could be worse.
"Losing to Dominick was pretty tough especially considering the fact with how hard I worked," Johnson told Bleacher Report. "But, life is good and I have a lot going on for me right now."
Indeed life is good.
Johnson, a member of the UFC's new flyweight division, is enjoying life at 125 pounds as he'll be taking on Ian McCall (11-2) in just a few short days at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia.
"Ian McCall is a tough matchup for me and if anyone thinks I'm looking past him, they're crazy. He brings to the table what a lot of guys can't. Plus hes been fighting at 125 a lot longer than I've been. There was never really a market for it before," said Johnson. "I would have probably entertained the flyweight division if there was that option in the past."
"Ian is definitely a tricky opponent. I think I'll be able to set the tone from the start with my pace and quickness. He's a great fighter, but I've also fought some higher level competition compared to what he's faced," said Johnson. "I'm confident I'll be fighting in the flyweight championship."
Speaking of the flyweight championship, fellow flyweights Joseph Benavidez and Yasuhiro Urushitani will be taking the Octagon immediately after Johnson and McCall finish up on March 2nd.
And, if Johnson's predictions come true, he'll be meeting Alpha Male's Benavidez for the 125-pound title sometime this summer.
"Both guys are great, but I think I have to go with Joe on this one. I think I'll be fighting Joe in the championship just because of the guys hes faced and the level of competition hes fought at," said Johnson.
While "Mighty Mouse" is certainly looking forward to his flyweight debut, he's even more excited for what will come in May.
"I'm getting married in May to my fiance, Destiny. Man, she's been one of the greatest things that's happened to me," said Johnson. "She's really been there for me since my second fight and hasn't left my side since."
"She's so supportive and does so much for me. She's my best friend and I'm thankful to have her in my life. She takes care of everything when I'm on the road and she's just that type of person. She wants me to be happy and I want the same for her," stated Johnson. "I want to give her everything she wants."
While Johnson's plate is certainly full, he still has room for dessert.
Johnson's free-spirit and down-to-earth personality have caused many to wonder what the "Mighty Mouse" is like outside of the cage.
Johnson breaks it down.
"Man, I don't know how many people know this about me, but I'm a huge gamer. I love all types of games. When I'm not in the gym training for a fight there's a good chance I'm catching up on some gamin'. I'm running the streets looking for new games all the time," laughed Johnson. "If I'm not doing that then I'm looking up and researching new games to see which are worth buying."
"No matter what I'm doing, I'm loving life."
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