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Keyboard Kimura: It's time Demetrious Johnson gets the recognition he deserves

Keyboard Kimura: It's time Demetrious Johnson gets the recognition he deserves

I want to make sure that my kid doesn't have to fight.

In the main event, two of the best lightweights in the world will slug it out for the interim strap. Johnson will look to break Anderson Silva's record for most consecutive title defenses with a victory.

Ferguson is the most dominant lightweight fight fans have seen at 155 pounds in quite some time, having racked up a ridiculous nine-fight win streak over the likes of Josh Thomson, Edson Barboza, Lando Vannata, and ex-champ Rafael dos Anjos. Johnson and Borg, meanwhile, were only inserted into the card a few weeks ago after their originally scheduled contest was scrapped at UFC 215 in September due to an illness from the challenger.

"It's one thing to beat Demetrious; it's something else to beat him twice", Borg said.

"They love music and when they were done with church they were going to head over to the fair". While he is now on a five-fight win streak, including over top competition, Tony Ferguson is a great deal more skilled and accomplished than anyone Lee has fought thus far.

The first time, the opportunity was stolen from him at the 11th hour, sending him back to the sidelines, back to the gym and back to the drawing board. It will be on my timetable, I'll tell him when we gonna fight. Vannata nearly picked up the victory here, and grew massively in popularity, making himself one of the most must-see attractions in the UFC lightweight division overnight. We come from other places, but we all come together.

"I was upset, I was upset", Ferguson said at a UFC 216 media lunch.

"Ray is the most well-rounded, complete fighter that DJ has ever faced", added Gibson. "I think that's part of it".

"I've cornered a lot of fighters over my career - cornered probably about 100 UFC bouts - and Ray is one of the only guys that I see who doesn't get nervous".

Kevin Lee is one of the fastest growing stars in the UFC and is on a five-fight win streak after having defeated Jake Mathews, Magomed Mustafaev, Francisco Trinaldo, and most recently Michael Chiesa. I must have had 50 phone calls, of people checking up on me. If the majority of his other title defences are anything to go by, this should be nothing more than a procession for "Mighty Mouse". My teammates know I'm the real deal.

"He's got to prove he's ready to fight", Lee said of McGregor. "But at the end of the day, it's not about pleasing fans for me".