UFC 130 Results: Demetrious Johnson Outgrapples Miguel Torres, Who Is Next?

Sal DeRoseCorrespondent IMay 29, 2011

Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson and Miguel Torres showed the MMA world how a ground affair should be fought at UFC 130

Unfortunately for Torres, his impressive record suffered yet another loss to yet another impressive fighter. Mighty Mouse did what he could to grapple his way to a unanimous decision victory.

But now Mighty Mouse is stuck looking to find a new opponent and a new challenge to further launch him into the bantamweight divisional rankings. So who is a possibility for Mighty Mouse?

You look at Mighty Mouse's 14-1 record and see one big glaring spot, a loss to Brad Pickett in his WEC debut by unanimous decision.

Coincidentally enough, Pickett was suppose to be Miguel Torres' opponent at UFC 130 instead of Mighty Mouse, and even more coincidentally, Pickett is just slightly ahead of Mighty Mouse in the bantamweight rankings.

If Pickett were able to recover quickly enough from his injury, he would be one good option for Mighty Mouse. Avenging the loss could give Mighty Mouse's cause some help.

Another bout could be young, up-and-coming bantamweight fighter, Michael McDonald, who put on a less then stellar show, but a fighter like Mighty Mouse who pushes an aggressive pace and has a an excellent ground game—he outgrappled Torres for anyone who doesn't think that—could bring out the best in the young McDonald.

Both fighters would have a lot to gain from a win in that bout. Mighty Mouse is the big name victory McDonald is searching for and would be his second real test (McDonald has fought Cole Escovedo twice, with a win and a loss).

Whatever the UFC and Mighty Mouse decide is their next option, Mighty Mouse put the bantamweight division on notice by beating one of it's top fighters at his own game.