American mixed martial artist Demetrious Johnson has a net worth of $6 million. He used to be the UFC flyweight champion, and many people think of him as one of the best MMA fighters ever.
Johnson is now part of the top Evolve Fight Team and fights in the ONE Championship. People agree that pound for pound, he is the best MMA fighter of all time.
In 2007, Johnson started his MMA career with a knockout in the first round. Then he fought on other local shows and won his next eight fights, four of which were by getting his opponent to submit. He fought in the Alaska Fighting Championships in Anchorage and beat with a head kick, which earned him a contract with the WEC.
He is the UFC Flyweight World Champion with the most world title defenses, finishes, and takedowns. He has won the Fighter of the Year award more than once and is known for how fast and powerful he is in wrestling. Johnson is also a world champion in the flyweight class of car races.
Sherdog ranks him #8 in the pound-for-pound rankings and #2 in the flyweight rankings. He is also Adriano Moraes’s No. 1 opponent for the ONE Championship flyweight title. Johnson is also well-known in the video game industry (eSports), where he goes by the name Mightygaming and has many fans on Twitch and YouTube.
Early Life of Demetrious Johnson
Demetrious Johnson was born on August 13, 1986, in Kentucky. He grew up in the town of Parkland, Washington. He had a hard childhood. His mother, Karen Johnson, was deaf, and his stepfather beat him. In an interview, he said that he has never even caught a glimpse of his real father.
School Life of Demetrious Johnson
Johnson did well at Washington High School in track, wrestling, and baseball. In wrestling, he was third in the state as a junior and second as a senior. Johnson also played baseball at a high level for the Haskey Hurricane Baseball Club, a Select Travel team that placed 9th in the country at the AAU World Series and 3rd at the USSSA World Series.
Personal Life of Demetrious Johnson
Johnson has said that meeting his wife was one of the best things to happen to him. Without her, his life would be unfinished. Johnson married Destiny Johnson in Hawaii in 2012. They have two children together, Tyren and Maverick.
Net Worth of Demetrious Johnson
Demetrios’s net worth is much higher than that of his peers because of how successful he has been in MMA. Demetrious Johnson is worth $6 million as of 2022. During his MMA fight career, he made more than $6,147,000.
His base salary has always been $750,000 for each fight, and his sponsorship has always been $40,000. Most of his money came from his salary from UFC and sponsorship deals. One Championship gave him an eight-figure contract, which was where he made the most money. In his last three fights, he made $790,000.
In his last UFC fight, against Henry Cejudo, he won the most money. Even though he lost the fight and the championship, he made $470,000 that night. Considering Johnson’s first UFC fight paid him only $10,000, he has been making millions since then.
Professional Life of Demetrious Johnson
Johnson started his Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) career in 2007 and won his first-round knockout. After that, he won more than eight more fights at local shows. By winning the Alaska Fighting Championship, he also gets a job with the WEC.
He has won many World Extreme Cagefighting matches (WEC). At WEC 52, he beat Damacio Page by making him give up in the third round. Later, the WEC merged with the UFC, and at UFC 126, he used takedowns to beat Japanese superstar Norifumi Yamamoto. Miguel Torres and Ian McCall were also his opponents. After a string of wins, Johnson has a winning record in the UFC.
During his career, he beatboxers like Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo and won awards for “Performance of the Night.” His last UFC fight was at UFC 227 in 2018, where he lost by a split decision and lost the UFC flyweight belt.
Then he quit his job and joined ONE Championship. In 36 fights over the course of his career, he has won 31 and lost 4. He has won by knockout in six fights, by submission in twelve, and by decision in thirteen.
ONE Championship Career of Demetrious Johnson
After losing, Johnson joined ONE Championship and made his debut in 2019 against Yuya Wakamatsu, who he beat by submission in the second round. The next two fights he had that year, he won. When he fought Adriano Moraes at ONE on TNT 1 in 2021, Johnson was knocked out for the first time in his MMA career.
In 2021, Johnson was supposed to fight Rodtang Jitmuangnon. The event was moved to ONE Championship: X, which will take place in 2022. Johnson won the fight with a rear-naked choke in the second round.
In June 2022, Johnson and Adriano Moraes fought again for the ONE Flyweight Championship at ONE on Prime Video 1. He won the Performance of the Night Award by knocking out his opponent in the fourth round with a flying knee.
Awards and Achievements of Demetrious Johnson
Johnson has a great MMA record of 30-3-1. He has also set several records in his career, and the list of things he has done is much too long. Johnson knows Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the level of a brown belt.
Among his accomplishments are a number of Fighter of the Year awards. He also won the 2017 Most Outstanding Fighter of the Year award from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Johnson has more than ten takedowns in three different fights, and he broke the UFC record for most world title defenses (11).
Demetrious Johnson was born on August 13, 1986, in Kentucky. He is the UFC Flyweight World Champion with the most world title defenses, finishes, and takedowns. People agree that pound for pound, he is the best MMA fighter of all time. Demetrios’s net worth is much higher than that of his peers because of how successful he has been in MMA. During his MMA career, he made more than $6,147,000.