It hasn’t been the best year of Demetrious Johnson‘s career. He only got one fight in and it didn’t go too well, he was stopped in the second round by Adriano Moraes.

But for the former ONE Championship and UFC flyweight champion it isn’t just about being a great fighter. It is also about being a great man, husband and father as he explained in a moving Instagram post:


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DJ will go down as one of the best fighters in MMA history. But he also takes his family responsibilities very seriously and makes it clear that being the best father and husband is just as important as being the best fighter.

In recent years some of the most successful fighters have not been good role models. But Johnson is a truly great ambassador for the sport as well as being a great fighter.

He isn’t afraid of a challenge either. In 2022 DJ is set to fight Rodtang Jitmuangnon in a mixed rules fight at the postponed ONE: ‘X’ event.