Demetrious Johnson may be fighting for the final time in two weeks’ time.
Johnson is set to defend his ONE Championship flyweight title on May 5 in Denver, Colorado against Adriano Moraes. The fight serves as their trilogy after Johnson won the rematch by KO after being knocked out himself.
Although Johnson is still the champ and fighting well, the former UFC champ admits this may his last fight.
Is Demetrious Johnson Set on Retiring?
“It’s definitely possible [this is my last fight],” Johnson said Wednesday on The MMA Hour. “Being 36, I sit down with the wife and kids, even my close friends, my inner circle who they don’t watch mixed martial arts, they don’t train, they all have normal citizen jobs you could say, and sometimes I sit there and think, how much more do I need to do? How much more do I want to do? I’ve stated in a couple of interviews, I want to compete in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in IBJJF, because my kids are doing it, too. There comes a point where it’s like how much more do I need to do?”
As of right now, Demetrious Johnson hasn’t confirmed if May 5 will be the final fight of his career. But, he won’t be putting his gloves in the cage as he says he will talk to his wife first, but he also confirms once he retires he won’t be a guy that comes back.
“I think for me to share that moment with the world instead of her, would be [a disservice] to what she’s committed to me in my career,” Demetrious Johnson said. “I don’t want to say she’s put her life on hold, but a lot of the decisions we’ve made in our marriage and in our life has been based around me. So I think it would be fitting to have a sit down with her like, ‘I think we’re done, let’s move to the next chapter in our life.’”