Great Quotes by Demetrious Johnson

I’m a black-and-white type of dude. If you say something, I believe you’re gonna do it.

Demetrious Johnson

That’s kind of how I see my workmanship: it’s how many hours I put in that makes me better.

Demetrious Johnson

Some days I have off like Thursday and Sunday but typically Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday are dedicated to training if I’m in fight camp.

Demetrious Johnson

I don’t like to disrespect people or my opponents. Anything can happen.

Demetrious Johnson

I work way too hard in the gym to woo the judges and just skate by.

Demetrious Johnson

Coaching ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ in my weight class, I couldn’t do it. I’d basically be coaching people to beat me. I’m going to give you my riddle?

Demetrious Johnson

I don’t care if my opponents are cheating or not.

Demetrious Johnson

You’re starting to see a lot of fighters, like, ‘We want more money so we can be able to retire eventually,’ instead of, we get to 30 years old, and we’re like, ‘Alright, I think Costco has openings.’

Demetrious Johnson

At the end of the day, I know what my skill set and abilities are, and it’s just going to take people a little while to recognize it. Whether that comes around or not, I’m not going to sit here in the corner and pout about it.

Demetrious Johnson

I worked a full-time job at a place call Caraustar. We recycle paper, then through recycled paper, we take it and we make V board out of it. If you buy a TV, a new couch, you see these little V boards that make like a V.

Demetrious Johnson

I never cared who I was going to fight because, at the end of the day, it makes no difference.

Demetrious Johnson

For me, I don’t need to juice to make weight for my fights. I just do it for the health benefits – to keep my body healthy and to get my greens in me.

Demetrious Johnson

You have to take the belt, and I dont give my opponents a chance to take my belt. I go out there and take away their opportunity to take my belt away from me.

Demetrious Johnson

Honestly, just all the love and respect from the fans, that’s always the biggest thing that puts a smile on my face.

Demetrious Johnson

For me, you look at the beginning of his career, the man couldn’t even make weight. That’s how I found out about Henry Cejudo to begin with. ‘Oh, Henry Cejudo misses weight again.’ I’m like, who’s this guy who keeps missing weight. When the UFC signed him, I was like, ‘Great, you guys signed another guy who can’t make 125.’

Demetrious Johnson

We’ve always been into juicing. It’s one of the things that my wife likes to do. She’s a vegetarian, so she loves to juice. And I’m a big health freak – well, when I feel like being it.

Demetrious Johnson

They’ll always find somebody for me to fight. Whether I win or lose, they’ll find somebody to fight, and I’ll compete. I’ll make money, and I’ll pay my bills.

Demetrious Johnson

I don’t want to say I was ever scared to voice my opinion. I was just trying to make a good example, I guess you could say. And even when I’m more outspoken, I believe that I am still making a good example for younger athletes and also future athletes.

Demetrious Johnson

I think the reason I’m the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world is I beat everyone in my division.

Demetrious Johnson

I’m a good dad. I’m an evolved dad. You know, you see a lot of guys when they’re in training camp, they go off, do their own thing. But I’m in the midst of it. Swim lessons? I’m there. Changing diapers, teething, doctor’s appointments, I’m there 24/7.

Demetrious Johnson

Pay-Per-View is run by drama. It is. It’s true. I’ve done the research for myself. You look at Jon Jones. When Jon Jones fought Machida, probably did about $200,000, $300,000. When he fought Cormier, they made, like, $875,000.

Demetrious Johnson

I’m just a small guy.

Demetrious Johnson

I do not like getting hit. I can take a hit, but I don’t want to damage my brain if I don’t have to.

Demetrious Johnson

That’s all I care about is being healthy.

Demetrious Johnson

UFC has failed to market and promote me appropriately.

Demetrious Johnson

As a fighter, I pay very close attention to the amount of marketing that goes into and around my fights, and I can tell you that you’d be hard pressed to find much that has been done to promote me outside of ‘TUF 24,’ which was minimal in comparison to other fights, fighters, and shows.

Demetrious Johnson

Look at my track record for showing up to fights. Look at my track record of finishing fights. Look at my track record of getting fight night bonuses. Ask yourself if you think that if the UFC decided to truly put marketing dollars behind me that they couldn’t sell me or my fights.

Demetrious Johnson

I think the only person who will ever lose in a fight and still end up making a million dollars is Conor McGregor – that’s just because of how his contract is structured or whatever.

Demetrious Johnson

Yes, I’m known as the most technical fighter in the world, and I’m going to keep that as my brand.

Demetrious Johnson

I’m not going to go out there and have these slugfests, but I’ll go out there and dominate my opponent. That’s what I do in my fight.

Demetrious Johnson

I want the whole world to watch me fight. But you know if people are just tuning in to hear me trash talk are not fight fans.

Demetrious Johnson

When I got into this sport, I thought all I had to do was beat people and finish fights, and everything else would take care of itself.

Demetrious Johnson

I’m the type of fighter who has never made an excuse. I fought with a broken rib, broken leg.

Demetrious Johnson

It’s always about bringing in the numbers, the viewership. That’s what gets you the money.

Demetrious Johnson

That’s one of the things I loved about Pride: the first round was ten minutes.

Demetrious Johnson

I’d rather have head stomps and kicks to the head on the ground rather than elbows because I think to kick someone in the head while they’re laying on their back is very hard. Elbows are easy. You can be here, and I just cut you and won the fight.

Demetrious Johnson

I grew up with a single mom, two brothers, and a sister, and after school, we would play outside then go home for dinner and play videogames together. It’s something I enjoy doing, and it’s also cheap entertainment compared to a movie or paying for cable. You pay $50 one time for a game, and you can play it as many times as you want.

Demetrious Johnson

I always loved playing video games. It was something my mom did, and my sister played as well.

Demetrious Johnson

‘Super Contra’ was the game I fell in love with. I played and beat that game with my mom.

Demetrious Johnson

I would have to say fantasy RPG and MMOs are my favorite type of games. I love ‘Dark Souls II.’ That game is so hard and unforgiving; if you beat that game, you have true skills.

Demetrious Johnson

I saw Bobby Green and Lando Vannata, and everybody in the back was like, ‘Oh, man, that’s a sick fight!’ And I’m like, ‘Dude, look at his face, that cannot be good for his brain.’ I’m just honest.

Demetrious Johnson

I’m very well-rounded. It’s mixed martial arts.

Demetrious Johnson

I come from one of the great coaches – Matt Hume, Brad Kertson – and my skill set is well-rounded.

Demetrious Johnson

Obviously I’d love to see Demetrious Johnson, you know, ‘Demetrious Johnson $500,000 payout baby,’ absolutely.

Demetrious Johnson

I focus on staying healthy, going to the gym, and I go out there and fight.

Demetrious Johnson

There are things – I want to compete in a big tournament, like an eight-man tournament, like the old fighters. You’re going to compete; you’re going to fight this one and this one.

Demetrious Johnson

I don’t need to tell any one of you guys that I can do what I can do. I’ll just show it to you guys, and if you want a little sneak peak, come watch me work out. That’s how I do my thing.

Demetrious Johnson

Honestly, I would love to fight Henry Cejudo. You’ve got that gold medalist in the Olympics, I would love to test myself against that.

Demetrious Johnson

At one point in time in my career, it was like, ‘Oh, he never finishes nobody.’ Then, the next thing you know, I’m breaking peoples’ arms, making them tap out, and knocking them out. Then, the next thing you know, it’s, ‘Oh, I don’t like his personality.’ It’s like, ‘Okay, well, if you don’t like who I am, I can’t help you there, buddy.’

Demetrious Johnson

You look into an encyclopedia and ask what fighter can do any type of martial art at a high-caliber level, my picture will show up.

Demetrious Johnson

If you want to see great mixed martial arts, tune in when I fight. If you want to see drama and all of that stuff, you guys can go watch ‘Bachelors in Paradise.’ They’ll give you enough drama you can want to watch.

Demetrious Johnson

I really, truly appreciate Conor McGregor’s style – his fighting style and the way he talks. The reason why is because he reminds me of a young Mike Tyson, a young Muhammad Ali, the way he talks.

Demetrious Johnson