“The Messenger” tried to get under the skin of the champion by highlighting his poor pay-per-view ratings compared to other champions and even took a swipe at Mighty Mouse’s side business as a video game streamer.
@MightyMouseUFC— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) May 16, 2018
1)Lowest PPV in UFC history
2)Lowest Title fight gate
3)play video games all day
4)Haven’t fought for 8 months
5)great fighter but nobody cares to watch him and I will kill the mouse @Mickmaynard2 @danawhite
Cejudo took on Johnson for the UFC flyweight title back in April 2016 and the champion made light work of the Olympic wrestler with a TKO win in the opening round. Johnson made sure to remind Cejudo of their previous encounter:
I clocked all those hours in gaming and still worked you ass!— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) May 16, 2018
Since their fight, Cejudo suffered another defeat at the hands of Joseph Benavidez before bouncing back with two victories against Wilson Reis and most recently rising flyweight Sergio Pettis back in December.
Johnson has gone from strength to strength with three straight victories over Tim Elliott, Wilson Reis and Ray Borg. He also broke the UFC record for most consecutive title defenses (11) in a performance of the night win in that fight against Borg back in October. Currently, the champion is recovering from shoulder surgery, which has kept him out of action so far this year.
A fight between Johnson and current bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw was rumored to be in the works but nothing went ahead as Johnson hadn’t recovered in time.
Cejudo’s manager Ali Abdelaziz did post on Twitter that a deal had been struck between his client and Johnson, although nothing official has been announced as official yet.