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Demetrious Johnson’s Next Move: From MMA Champion to Submission Grappling

Discover Demetrious Johnson’s next move in his mixed martial arts career as he makes his submission grappling debut at the IBJJF Master Worlds. Stay tuned for updates on ONE Championship’s 14-time MMA world champion.

Demetrious Johnson, the 14-time MMA world champion and ONE Championship athlete, is embarking on a new journey in his mixed martial arts career. While the world awaits his decision on his next move in the sport, Johnson is shifting his focus to the IBJJF Master Worlds, where he will make his submission grappling debut.

Scheduled for August 31 to September 2 in Las Vegas, the IBJJF Master Worlds will see ‘Mighty Mouse’ compete in the men’s Master 2 featherweight division at brown belt. This is an opportunity for Johnson to explore a different aspect of combat sports before returning to the global stage of ONE Championship.

Since his world title victory over Adriano Moraes at ONE Fight Night 10, Johnson has expressed that his priority is his family at home. While he has hinted at a potential loss of interest in MMA, he remains eager to learn and improve. In an interview with MMA Junkie, Johnson revealed that his training in ‘the gentle art’ has kept him busy during his free time.

While grappling fans are excited to see how the greatest of all time in MMA performs in a submission-only ruleset, Johnson’s loyal supporters are also eager to see him back in the cage. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda MMA for updates on Demetrious Johnson’s next step in ONE Championship.