Demetrious Johnson and the Crowd That Wasn’t

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Full disclosure: I didn’t watch UFC 191. Before you get the pitchforks, allow me to elucidate: I watched the main event and the four fights that ended in a finish. I just couldn’t muster up the energy (or interest) for the rest. That’s ok, though, because chances are you couldn’t either. In the very least, […] READ MORE


Mighty Mouse Against the World

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Most MMA fans are passionate about the sport and are quick to express their opinions of fighters they like. By the same token, many of them are also critical of fighters they do not appreciate, and hold nothing back when pointing out what they perceive to be flaws. The best example of this negativity is […] READ MORE


Breakthrough Stars And Performances from UFC 191

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship has gone through a bit of an overhaul in recent months. UFC 189 was the genesis of a new chapter in the evolution of the UFC. Cleaner look, simpler graphics, the Reebok kits, a remix to Stemm’s “Face the Pain” that some folks find more abhorrent than the original. It felt […] READ MORE


The Parting Shot #121: Crooklyn, Mike Malott, Lou Girodano

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The Parting Shot Podcast is back with our 121st Episode brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and our partners at LastWordOnSports.com. Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports), welcome three great guests First one of MMA’s biggest names Stephie “Crooklyn” Haynes joins the show to talk about her career and some of the hot topics in MMA. Then Canadian featherweight Mike Malott […] READ MORE


Can Anthony Johnson Hurt UFC 191 More than Demetrious Johnson?

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This Saturday night the first and only flyweight champion in the history of the UFC will face his most formidable challenge to date, a man he defeated two years ago. John “The Magician” Dodson has been Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson’s only resemblance of a challenger since he strapped on the gold three years ago. Can […] READ MORE


Hammer 262: Johnson vs Dodson 2 Preview

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The Boys at the Hammer feature weekly coverage of all things MMA. They have one of the premier radio shows in the world of MMA broadcasted weekly on Wednesday nights on 93.3 FM, CFMU and here at Last Word on Sports. UFC 191: Johnson vs Dodson 2 is coming up this Saturday night on Pay […] READ MORE


Bullied But Not Broken: Claire Tietgen Talks With Demetrious Johnson

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There is a reason that 13-year old Claire Tietgen is able to book guests like UFC champions Demetrious Johnson and Ronda Rousey for her anti-bullying talkshow – Bullied But Not Broken. When faced with the difficulty of being bullied in her life Claire displayed her champion’s heart by turning it into a positive. After years […] READ MORE


For Johnson, Sales Records not Important

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With nearly 50 events scheduled for 2015, thirteen of which are pay-per-view, the UFC is quickly learning what sells and what doesn’t. And, despite his many talents, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson just doesn’t seem to be a hot commodity. It doesn’t really even make sense, either. With three submissions and one knockout in his last […] READ MORE


Demetrious Johnson And The Flyweights

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Currently Demetrious Johnson sits atop the UFC’s flyweight division as the only man to wear that belt. His talent, skill, will and work ethic has separated him to the point it makes the rest of the flyweights seem like his back up band. Johnson’s dominance and lack of a villain to play opposite of him […] READ MORE