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Demetrious Johnson aims to be the best UFC champion ever with a 10th consecutive title defense

Demetrious Johnson aims to be the best UFC champion ever with a 10th consecutive title defense

Demetrious Johnson might have considered himself too blunt to remain an analyst on Fox’s UFC broadcasts, but the longtime flyweight champion doesn’t mind sharing his opinion about what winning his Saturday night fight on the network might mean.

If Johnson (25-2) can successfully defend his belt against San Diego-trained Wilson Reis in the main event of the card at Kansas City, Mo., which starts at 5 p.m. PDT, he’ll match former middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s record run of 10 consecutive title defenses.

“Every champion in the UFC would love to accomplish this … [winning] signifies that I’m the best champion the UFC has ever had,” Johnson said.

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