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  1. Financial security a motivator for Johnson

    Franklin McNeil

    In the days before his 11th middleweight title defense, Anderson Silva spoke repeatedly of the monetary wealth he'd amassed during his UFC championship reign. Holding the 185-pound belt for nearly seven years put Silva in position to become a mult...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  2. Matt Mitrione cleared to face Brendan Schaub on July 27

    Franklin McNeil

    The suspension of heavyweight Matt Mitrione has been lifted and he will face Brendan Schaub on July 27 at UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle, promotion officials announced Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  3. Demetrious Johnson to defend title against John Moraga at TUF 17 ...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will defend his title April 13 against John Moraga, UFC confirmed on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  4. UFC on Fox 6 -- Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson defends flyweig...

    Franklin McNeil

    Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson outworked challenger John Dodson in the championship rounds to defends his flyweight title at UFC on Fox 6 in Chicago.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2013
  5. Notes and nuggets from Chicago

    Franklin McNeil

    CHICAGO -- Winning a UFC title is every fighter's goal. For the few who are able to accomplish this feat, the celebration doesn't truly begin until they make their first successful title defense. UFC bantamweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson wi...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  6. Dodson welcomes pressure before big bout

    Franklin McNeil

    The fight plan is finalized, and if John Dodson executes it to the fullest Saturday night, he'll take another step toward silencing his doubters by becoming the UFC flyweight champion. Dodson takes on titleholder Demetrious Johnson at the United ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  7. UFC interim bantamweight champ Renan Barao to defend vs. Michael ...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao will defend his title against Michael McDonald, the promotion announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  8. Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas moved to Jan. 26 in Chicago

    Franklin McNeil

    Top featherweight contender Erik Koch and Ricardo Lamas will face each other Jan. 26 in Chicago, UFC announced Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  9. Demetrious Johnson set for first title defense against John Dodso...

    Franklin McNeil

    Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson makes his first title defense Jan. 26 against top contender John Dodson, UFC announced Tuesday night on FUEL TV.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2012
  10. Benavidez: Skill-wise, it's not even close

    Franklin McNeil

    TORONTO -- If confidence should determine the outcome of Saturday night's UFC flyweight title bout, then Joseph Benavidez has already won. The former top bantamweight contender didn't skip a beat Wednesday when revealing the reason he'll defeat Demet...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  11. UFC on FX 3: Demetrious Johnson earns showdown with Joseph Benavi...

    Franklin McNeil

    Demetrious Johnson earned the right to fight for the UFC flyweight title by overcoming Ian McCall on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  12. Demetrious Johnson, Ian McCall flyweight fight in Australia is ru...

    Franklin McNeil

    The UFC flyweight tournament semifinal bout Friday night in Sydney, Australia, between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall has been ruled a draw, UFC president Dana White announced.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2012
  13. UFC on FX 2 roundup: Martin Kampmann rallies to submit Thiago Alv...

    Franklin McNeil

    An overzealous approach and a lapse in concentration cost Thiago "Pitbull" Alves dearly against Martin Kampmann in the UFC on FX 2 main event.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2012
  14. Johnson stepping into uncharted territory

    Franklin McNeil

    By most accounts, Ian McCall is the world's best flyweight. But despite the difficulties McCall is likely to present Demetrious Johnson on Friday, he isn't the most pressing issue facing the UFC's former top bantamweight contender. Johnson has...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  15. Dominick Cruz offsets Demetrious Johnson to defend title

    Franklin McNeil

    After a slow start, Dominick Cruz roared back to keep a feisty Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson under control and cruise to a unanimous decision.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2011
  16. Dominick Cruz, Demetrious Johnson make weight for UFC Live 6 bout...

    Franklin McNeil

    Dominick Cruz and Demetrius Johnson weighed 135 pounds at the District of Columbia National Guard Armory on Friday for their UFC bantamweight title fight.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2011