Demetrious Johnson Net Worth: Demetrious Khrisna Johnson is an American mixed martial artist, who currently fights in the popular franchise Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the fighter who has had the longest reign as a Flyweight Champion in the UFC. As of 2016, Johnson has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Johnson was born on August 13, 1986, in Parkland, Washington. He attended Washington High School where he was very active in an array of sports. Some of the sports that he put emphasis on in those days included wrestling, cross-country as well as on track. Later he decided to focus on wrestling and more specifically MMA where he would go on to put all his time and energy on. He began his quest to making a name in the fighting world by making his professional debut in 2007 which he won via a knockout.
His fighting technique included a focus towards submission and he even went on to win his later 5 wins through submission. He went on to impress with consistent wins and fierce performances. His involvement in the Alaska Fighting Championships was a big point to level up on his career. This led to him being signed by the World Extreme Cagefighting in 2010. His debut fight would be against Brad Pickett on April 24, 2010, at WEC 48 at the bantamweight division which he shockingly lost.
Later WEC came up with the inclusion of a flyweight division which Johnson would benefit from the most. This was because Johnson was fighting as a small bantamweight and many others in this weight division had a superior edge over to him. After the flyweight division was announced, Johnson went from an underdog to the top dog there. He went on to start his journey to rule as he defeated Nick Pace via a unanimous decision. Another win with Damacio Page followed after that.
Demetrious Johnson Net Worth Timeline
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|Demetrious Johnson net worth in 2016||$1 million|
In 2010, it was announced that the World Extreme Cagefighting would merge with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This meant that the exposure that Johnson got also reached new heights and there were rumors that his contract improved financially through the merge. He went on to make his UFC debut at UFC 126 against Norifumi Yamamoto winning via unanimous decision. Tough fights with high profile fighters like Miguel Torres followed. Then in 2011, there was a title match for the UFC bantamweight title against Dominick Cruz. It was a highly anticipated match which Johnson eventually lost via unanimous decision.
Johnson, who is married to Destiny Johnson, has two sons Tyren and Maverick together with her. Johnson has made his name as one of the fastest fighters in MMA as well as his abilities to counterstrike. He was even ranked as #1 in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings which are why his net worth is not a surprise. His matches are always high profile with him holding the longest active championship reign at nine title defense. His impressive record of 25–2–1, is one of the main reasons why he is going to go down as one of the best mixed martial artists to have entered the octagon.