Demetrious Johnson is a mixed martial artist from the United States who is also a former freestyle wrestler. Currently signed to the UFC (United Fighting Championship), he has won several championships in his career. He is regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of the world according to ESPN and MMA Weekly. He is known for his quick striking movements. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Demetrious Johnson in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Demetrious Krishna Johnson was born in August 1986, in Madisonville, Kentucky. He is the son of Karen Johnson. He spent his childhood in Parkland, Washington. He isn’t that tall and was interested in various athletics right from an early age. He began his career at an early age. He was known to have an abusive stepfather and had a troubled childhood. He never met his own father.
Johnson went to Washington High School, where he was a stand-out athlete in cross country, track, and wrestling. During his junior and senior years, he placed 3rd and 2nd place in the entire state in wrestling. He also used to participate in cross country and track for improving his cardio for wrestling.
In May 2012, Demetrious Johnson got married to Destiny Johnson. The couple has two sons named Tyron and Maverick born in 2013 and 2015 respectively. He considers his wife to be the role model of his life. Apart from these, he is an avid gamer and regularly streams games on Twitch.tv.
Career, Award & Nominations
Demetrious Johnson made his MMA debut in 2007 and went on to appear in many local fights. In 2010, he made his World Extreme Cagefighting debut and lost to Brad Pickett. In September of the same year, he defeated Nick Pace in a unanimous decision. At WEC 52, he went on to defeat Damacio Page. When World Extreme Cagefighting merged with Ultimate Fighting Championship, he was transferred to the UFC.
In there, he defeated several players like Norifuni Yamamoto, Miguel Torres, and Ian McCall. Johnson then defeated John Dodson to win the UFC Flyweight Championship. He successfully defended his title against John Dodson in January 2013. The fight earned both the players with the honors of ‘Fight of the Night’. In April of the same year, he defeated John Moraga and received the bonus award of ‘Submission of the Night’. In November 2013, he defeated Joseph Benavidez which also gave him the bonus award of ‘Knockout of the Night’.
At the UFC 178, Johnson successfully defended his title for the fifth-time against Chris Cariaso. Later he defeated Kyoji Horiguchi and also earned the bonus award of ‘Performance of the Night’. In 2017, he defeated his title for the tenth time against Wilson Reis. That year, he won the ESPY Award in the category of Fighter of the Year. In August 2018, he again defended his title against Cejudo. He has won several other accomplishments in his career.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much would be the net worth of a fighter who has successfully defended his title for eleven times? He is hailed as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all-time. With this, he has gone on to make a net worth of over $7.5 million. He began his career with a loss and then there was no looking back. In MMA, his win-loss record stands at 27:3 from a total of 31 matches. There was also one draw.
Demetrious Johnson is a very successful mixed martial artist. He is an incredibly skilled player who has won several accolades in his career. He has defeated many top players of the world and is still a reigning champion.