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UFC Champ Demetrious Johnson: Why I Play Video Games

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Our friends at UFC: The Official Magazine talk to Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, the UFC undisputed world flyweight champion, about his affinity for video games and how they help him stay focused. Demetrious tells host Blair Herter why gamers like him should also be fans of the UFC. He discusses how games such as Street Fighter and Tekken have helped him with his sport. He also talks about some of the games he travels with on his laptop, such as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, as well as his aspirations for the gaming industry in the future. To subscribe to UFC: The Official Magazine, go to: http://www.ufc.com/magazine
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Mike Custer (4 months ago)
Ff14 best game ever.. Never knew he played it.. That's so cool
Simon Henrichsen (7 months ago)
"And juggling people up in the air" Sick that he predicted the Ray Borg fight so far ahead of time.
KissGuitarKovers (9 months ago)
Ahaha Cool guy that Mr Johnson... you wouldn't think this mofo is Deadly in real life!
Senpai Solo (9 months ago)
Wow didnt know he played ff14 thats cool
Killa Rico (10 months ago)
Can I like this video twice this dude is awesome
Gauntlets (10 months ago)
You're already a character in a game, "Dee Jay!" LOL/JK! But seriously tho! I'd welcome da idea of an MMA version of Punch Out where he's da "true" final boss!
McChicken (11 months ago)
yeah I'm a pretty major gamer but seeing some of the injuries people get don't seem appealing to me, now I wrestle and am an orange belt in BJJ but mma just doesn't look like the life for me.
Dr. Steve Brule (1 year ago)
I was just watching him play battlegrounds on twitch last night. Lol love Mighty Mouse.
Benji Price (1 year ago)
Literally the chillest guy ever
Toni Blackstone (1 year ago)
And they say gamers are fat and always sitting on the couch, No they pound for pound Nr.1 in the UFC hahahaha.
Mitch Huisman (1 year ago)
MystiCalBEING89 (1 year ago)
thats no gaming set up
HashBandicoot (1 year ago)
Onimusha 3 lol. My dude!
Jimmy Kitkat (1 year ago)
He replies alot on his YT, that's so cool to see, because it's someone I look up to.
Trapasaurus Flex (1 year ago)
He's a Dark Souls player? Fuck yeah...
KingInfected (1 year ago)
Mighty Mous should play some sort of Wolverine. I feel like that'd be cool.
Jeremiah Mills (1 year ago)
After his last fight, he is now my favorite fighter just a beast..
Elsa Debroglie (1 year ago)
Damn this is old. I've not seen him play any of these games on stream. I only see him play H1Z1.
Nick Gunz (1 year ago)
Humble Champ
Paul Rogers (1 year ago)
M.G. (1 year ago)
Paul Rogers I know right? Could he be any more awesome than he already is? A nerd AND a UFC champion. Damn.
bobs (1 year ago)
man plugged onimusha 3: demon siege.... my dude....
aa1243a (1 year ago)
too bad he's a noob
GK GK (1 year ago)
I love DMJ.
DrMario Pepper (1 year ago)
Did you do a Rampage Jackson interview?
eureka0521 (1 year ago)
wow he's hardcore, he used like 10 gaming terms in just this video
dsubufi (1 year ago)
i wish they made onimusha 5
Ben K (1 year ago)
Dj is full of shit ! Vid games doesn't teach shit about mma. It's his talent and training in his fight camp.
Vitor Souza (1 year ago)
Mighty Mouse is a winner, big time!
Nig BKD (1 year ago)
midget ass nigga
TheLMJVG (1 year ago)
why do you need to explain yourself?
thetwistedstrength (1 year ago)
I want that couch.
Bella Plata (1 year ago)
Good video,he's the reason why I get up everyday, work hard,get money, and play games🎮💰let's go UFC👊
Wolfy Beats (1 year ago)
idk how ppl dont fuck w him mighty mouse is a gangster
Paulo T (1 year ago)
I'm sure his wife does
XxKillealonarexX (1 year ago)
mother fucker made a Jiu Jitsu black belt tap, he's never even trained in Jiu Jitsu
Ace Lee (1 year ago)
He's a wrestler at his base but he has trained in jiu jitsu, just because he hasn't trained in a Gi (Kimono) and has no belt doesn't mean he hasn't spent thousands of hours training no-gi submission only jiu jitsu. He has finished most of his fights using armbars, kimuras, and guillotine/Mata Leon chokes so to imply that he doesn't train it would be incorrect. For example: Jon Jones is a white belt in bjj only because he barely trains in the Gi, but he has a black belt mastery of grappling because he trains outside of the pajamas and no pajamas means no belt. Demetrious may not have the belt but he has the skills to prove hes a worldclass fighter in all aspects of the game, including BJJ. Sorry for the rant just clearing things up.
Monkey D Luffy2 (1 year ago)
he is living life
pitobrain (1 year ago)
WTF? I haven't seen Blair since G4, cool.
FFVII1992 (1 year ago)
eight people dont play video games.
Thatsright (1 year ago)
best fighter, best nickname, best person <3
LAZERHAWK (1 year ago)
he plays video games to get a challenge and fights in the UFC to pay for the games hahaha
jamie jay (1 year ago)
Steve M (1 year ago)
And for those that don't know, Demetrious is currently tied for the record of most title defenses in UFC history, and is in the discussion for greatest mma fighter of all time.
Matthew Bennett (9 months ago)
Not any more. He broke the record last night with an insane armbar from the air.
icvetz (1 year ago)
How is he not in the running to become GOAT? He's already tied for the record in terms of title defenses and shows no signs of stopping, has cleared a division with very good competition as previously explained, and out of all the potential GOATs, he is by far the most well rounded. Silva was a striker who fought, in my opinion easier competition than DJ. GSP fought tougher competition and could also be argued as #1 of all time. And of course Jones, but as of recent DJ has definitely took his spot. So explain to me how DJ isn't in the running to become the GOAT?
Joel Argumedo (1 year ago)
Greatest mma fighter of all time? Yea fucking right. He's the best in his division, dont get me wrong, but just because hes coming up on that record does not mean he's in the running to become the GOAT.
icvetz (1 year ago)
Claudehopper128 False. This is a common misconception. DJ's opponents have all been very good. Joseph Benavidez, who he was beat twice, is one of the most underrated fighters of all time, with losses only to DJ and Cruz. Cejudo is a gold medal Olympic wrestler. Elliot, Reis, Horoguchi and Dodson were also legit opponents. If you're comparing opponents, DJ's have all been harder than Silva's during his title run, and Silva is often considered the GOAT. DJ always dismantles his opponents and uses all aspects of mma to do so. DJ is the best of all time.
Claudehopper128 (1 year ago)
Steve M he isn't the best, he is good but his division isn't really stacked with that much skilled fighters people like mcgregor, Aldo, gsp, silva they all faced the best of the best
Korbin Dallas (1 year ago)
I would whip that little ass in Street Fighter
danny urka (1 year ago)
A playstation psp is out of the quitstion for dj. To heavy
danny urka (1 year ago)
Dj got a 50 square mansion/ villa and it look likes a castle
Sean E Cash (1 year ago)
Great fighter but it's no wonder he's not a draw...
TheJudoJoker (1 year ago)
Sean Cash I disagree. He should still be s huge draw.
Ward Diablo (1 year ago)
this guy is a fuckin legend
Apologia5 (1 year ago)
I used to play video games.....when I was a kid.
Bill Cipher (5 months ago)
Luis Mercado but I agree what you said about Mighty Mouse he is the best in the world a pro fighter pro athlete who enjoys Video games I’m the same way games and also reading books/comics help my stress and exiety
Bill Cipher (5 months ago)
Luis Mercado hahahahahahaha this comment section right here people going back in fourth & shit not really surprised 😮
Luis Mercado (1 year ago)
To each their own...Demetrious is the best in the world, which is incredibly productive, but enjoys video games to relax. You cant really compare him to a kid when he is world champ in a combat sport.
Supreme Gentleman (1 year ago)
Apologia5 Watching YouTube vids doesn't seem meaningful
ricoco (1 year ago)
I usually see dumb people attacking video games and smart, but wrong, people defending video games. This whole thread is a new experience for me.
AzatisS (1 year ago)
The question is ... WHY THE FUCK NOT !?
Jonny hyyd (1 year ago)
waalex11 (1 year ago)
Always love DJ interviews. Interesting stuff. Would of liked a longer one tho.
Richard Badoux (1 year ago)
Hes the reigning champ cause he survived dark souls 2. he got gud
Sláine McCool (1 year ago)
He likes Onimusha..... I approve
Steven Roman (1 year ago)
Sláine McCool no one cares
Vinstinctify1 (1 year ago)
wow the surface pro can play full games?
Theodore (1 year ago)
edgy music is edgy...
Richard Alpert (1 year ago)
i thought gamers were losers.
EH Miguel (1 year ago)
Richard Alpert why?
Smallz (1 year ago)
Richard Alpert Lol not at all. Gamers are some of the coolest people to hang out with.
javymont tijo (1 year ago)
He's a Bad Mothafucka!!
ZackM (1 year ago)
interviewer is twice his size yet would still get killed in 30 seconds, crazy lmao.
Now youse cant leave (1 year ago)
no clash? boom? Royale?
Komplex (1 year ago)
This guy plays Onimusha... my nigga.
JOSH CLADE (1 year ago)
i know he will be the chapin almoust all divisions
JOSH CLADE (1 year ago)
i donth care what people said....demetrious is real!....and the best ufc fighter in history!.......do you imagine if demetrous was 6foot tall??
Bill The Bull Gates (1 year ago)
It's a little sad that this video has more views than MightySquad MS has on his videos :/ But nice video anyway
Tim Sohn (1 year ago)
I got into trainig mma since early last year. It has been an amazingly humbling and great experience. I Know my career is of a completely diff path but i will prob train as long as i can. Speaking if ffxiv i need really get back to it lol miss my friends on it
Tim Sohn (1 year ago)
This dude plays bloodborne thats all i need to know
HardCorn12 (1 year ago)
he'll kick my ass in real life but in WOW.. thats a different Ring my friend hahah
Rose Golden (1 year ago)
HardCorn12 lol
Yash Varman (2 years ago)
come fight me in tekken. i play kazuya i will kick your ass
Aint Commindown (1 year ago)
It's Kanjiro headfuck
Korupt (1 year ago)
Irai Furanshiu it's Kazuya fuckhead
Irai Furanshiu (1 year ago)
Yash Varman Ït's kuzuma lmao
Trappedinmymind_ (2 years ago)
i seen this mother fucker kill the nameless king in dark souls 3 with low ass health, he is lethal
Hamza Khaliq (10 months ago)
+TheLegend 27 Isn't purple belt better than brown belt? I could be wrong.
McChicken (11 months ago)
I'm in ng+ right now and I can barely kill him with max health this dude is a god amongst men
SkankHunt42 (1 year ago)
Trappedinmymind_ I SEENT IT!
Icon Panik (1 year ago)
Akio Candano well I'm sure he'd be able to roll with at least brown belts. He just isn't belted because he does no gi
TheLegend 27 (1 year ago)
Akio Candano they saying goes, "punch a black belt he becomes a brown belt, punch a brown belt he becomes a purple belt, and so on"
Trần Kim Trang (2 years ago)
can he beat a 12 years old ?
Zaziar (1 year ago)
Trần Kim Trang in the game he can, but in real life, 12 year olds have the siza advantage, i say 12 year old wins by tko round 1.
Captain Morgan (2 years ago)
What a guy lol ufc champ and dedicated gamer
Alon Nir (2 years ago)
Whats his youtube channel ?
Alon Nir (2 years ago)
thanx guys
MightySquad MS but he have twitch live stream
Ivar svanberg (2 years ago)
i c, mighty computer mouse!
Corbin (2 years ago)
+Ivar svanberg thanks for the good laugh
PapiDarko (2 years ago)
yo i can't believe he heard of onimusha hahahah i thought i was the only one who played those game.
Ninja Pirate (2 years ago)
catch UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson on twitch @mightymouseufc125
James Pelletier (2 years ago)
Did he mention Rob Van Damn or did I mishear that?
Sean JM93 (2 years ago)
+James Pelletier jean claude van damme.
Stealthbomb (2 years ago)
This just re-enforced for me why I can't figure out why DJ isn't a bigger draw? Very likable, great guy and excellent rep for the sport of MMA.
idantfearbro (1 year ago)
Alot of things stick out: Small frame, people like trash talk, he is in a developing division no hard threat, if he wanted more more exposure he would go up weight for another belt, and etc I know he has to be aware of all these things hopefully I can keep going
abraham m (1 year ago)
Stealthbomb because he doesnt talk mad shit like connor mcgregor thats what dipshits wanna see
gildas wantier (1 year ago)
Too small
MxttyJB (1 year ago)
He doesn't sell
TheLMJVG (1 year ago)
Jin Furukawa true in us hemisphere. In other like japan far less and down to earth plays well. You can promote yourself as satire tough guy like the quinton jacksons. True baddass like shogun wandelei silva igor ice cold are genuine. In the ufc is fabricated and forced corporal selling point.
Benz Was here (2 years ago)
I'm a fan of john dodson and demetrouis. But this is a cool story.
James Heatherly (3 years ago)
dude learned some reflexes from video games......one of my favorite fighters without a doubt good luck with horigushi
Noor Iskandar (3 years ago)
Tekken tag tournament 2 is the best you rock JOHNSON !! I AM A FAN OF TEKKEN AND YOU TOO !! =D 
Gerald Mimms (3 years ago)
He just got all the cool points for loving Onimusha
CliffFitter89 (3 years ago)
dude onimusha 3 was the shit, finally onimusha gets a recognition it deserves and that from an ufc champion himselfm capcom really should consider to release onimusha hd collection in a future
Eire (3 years ago)
OOOHHH YES , he's not a full blown peasant :) 
xBodminx (3 years ago)
Onimusha 3 was the shit!  I hope they bring the series back someday.
Clariselol (1 year ago)
Nate The Boi (1 year ago)
xBodminx Yea I miss it
The Zavinski Stories (3 years ago)
This was a really cool feature story!  And Blair Herter...don't I remember him from G4 aka part of my childhood?
advocatefish d (3 years ago)
Dark soul 2, Mighty Mouse your the man. Can't wait to see you dismantle your next opponent.
Jakeus 25 (1 year ago)
advocatefish d and two years later he's still doing it
PlngPong (3 years ago)
I am now a massive fan of Demetrious Johnson I always loved his fighting style but fantastic to see he is a true gamer.
John Meda (1 year ago)
Aniruddha Sharma It's also the idea that most of the flyweight division is unbearable and obnoxious, sort of hateable in a way. Demetrious is like the only guy in there you don't want to get hit by a car. Basically, most of them aren't likeable.
Aniruddha Sharma (1 year ago)
Got nothing to do with that jeff. GSP never talked shit, yet he was one of the biggest dramas. Also fighting always had drama. UFC does a shit job at promoting the Flyweight division. You can't promote an entire division as just the champion, the UFC promotes the 125 division as only the "DJ show" and don't give the spotlight to his opponents. You have to get the general populace invested in the opposition, if they don't care about the guys he's fighting, they are not gonna give a shit. In the last UFC, the best fight was a Flyweight fight, yet it was hidden in the prelims.
LilChevProductionz (1 year ago)
Dudes 5'3 but can toss a 6 footer using little energy.
CrimsonDragoon (3 years ago)
Demetrious knows his stuff. And he also play's FFXIV, which is bonus points right there.

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