UFC 216: Champ Demetrious Johnson Mercilessly Teases Kevin Lee About Food + Cutting Weight

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MMA H.E.A.T. was at Hinoki And The Bird in Los Angeles, CA, for a media lunch with UFC 216’s Demetrious Johnson and Kevin Lee, where the Flyweight Champ teased the lightweight about eating and cutting weight.

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360 Comments on "UFC 216: Champ Demetrious Johnson Mercilessly Teases Kevin Lee About Food + Cutting Weight"

  1. The thing is with dj, he is one of the best when you look at him fight sure! But the thing is, Kevin lee said it best, there is nobody in that division that had knockout power, the one time he fought someone in higher weight he got beat! Like, I agree he is one of the best champions of a division but to say he’s the goat is a bit of a reach! To be the goat isn’t about record it’s about who you’ve beat! He hasn’t beaten anyone of actual top top top value! If he beat dillashaw I would definitely put him higher up the list, but currently he isn’t in my top 3! My top 3 in no order is, dc, Silva, gsp! Only because of who they beat, records don’t come into that at all

  2. Noshit youre not gana be as big as the 135champ but thats the whole point. How much does weight matter? Randy the natural showed his skills overcame the huge weight dofference from LHweight to heavy

  3. Noshit youre not gana be as big as the 135champ but thats the whole point. How much does weight matter? Randy the natural showed his skills overcame the huge weight dofference from LHweight to heavy

  4. man if he was a bit bigger (naturally) like taller and maybe thicker he would be dominating 135 and we would be bitching about him not having ''quality opponents'' on 135 and ducking frankie edgar or max holloway .. i just know it

    • McGregors walk around weight is 180. He drained himself to 145 to beat on smaller guys. Even so he avoided Frankie Edgar like the plague. The only way he wins fighting bigger opponents is running around tapping his opponents on the front leg from round two and forward.

  5. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh. You want to be considered a great, you eventually have to move up once your division is weak with no good/great contenders and there are fights in divisions above that fans are demanding.

  6. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh. You want to be considered a great, you eventually have to move up once your division is weak with no good/great contenders and there are fights in divisions above that fans are demanding.

  7. If DJ fights TJ, he better win because if he loses TJ isn't going to hang around at 125. The only thing that could make the 125 a less popular division is if the arguable goat loses his win streak. It will be even less popular if DJ then has to compete in an unpopular division for some BS interim title because TJ wants to go back to Bantamweight and leave the whole division in limbo.

  8. If DJ fights TJ, he better win because if he loses TJ isn't going to hang around at 125. The only thing that could make the 125 a less popular division is if the arguable goat loses his win streak. It will be even less popular if DJ then has to compete in an unpopular division for some BS interim title because TJ wants to go back to Bantamweight and leave the whole division in limbo.

  9. DJ MADE A huge mistake not fighting tj, he could have cut the head off the snake, made good money, and got on the good side of the ufc, himnot taking it made him look like he wants fights with only people he can beat.

  10. DJ MADE A huge mistake not fighting tj, he could have cut the head off the snake, made good money, and got on the good side of the ufc, himnot taking it made him look like he wants fights with only people he can beat.

    • I kind of agree with you but I am not too sure about Max beating Edgar in the stand up. Skill for skill Max is better than Frankie standing but the only reason Aldo could beat Edgar was because of Aldos magnificent takedown defense and style as a countering striker. I doubt Max is on Aldos level when it comes to defending takedowns and I have never consider his style a countering one. So basically there is a good chance that Max kicks might be limited due to the risk of ending up on his back with Frankie on top. Max advantages when it comes to kicks, height and reach might not be that of an advantage. In Frankies last fight he basically fought a fighter with a strong stand up and a high level BJJ that had height, reach and speed advantage. That fight never made it to the third round.

    • BilligerentPeanut and I’m not riding his dick it’s just clear I’m more educated then you when it comes to combat sports and you don’t have the respect or the realization of how good he is and how good the people he beats are. You don’t understand how weight and size works you just really don’t understand anything at all hahahahahaha .

    • BilligerentPeanut Frankie wasn't on a ten title defense like dj… Why would you go up when you can cement your legacy by having the most title defense.
      And about tj, most probably he will end up like khabib if he makes that cut
      Atleast dj does not tower his division like jones, or has any scandals
      The real issue here is people are not interested in watching small guys with a single champ.
      Actually there are good fighters in the division, the division is very technical as a punch does not end every thing down there, but people want to see heavy hitters. Facts

    • BilligerentPeanut wouldn't you be unsatisfied if guys with better talking skills were earning more than guys with more skill, man i would be mad if i was blessed with such skills but the one with talking skills was headlining when the company is supposedly a fighting organization

    • What I said was that Frankie Edgar was able to fight at 155 pounds against guys that weighed 20-30 pounds more on fight night.  With that said, I have the greatest respect for any decision that DJ decides to do. He could definitely, on a perfect night, beat both Cody and TJ Dillashaw. I doubt though that he could stand a chance against Cruz who started his career at 155 pounds and probably would do as he did the last time and just wrestle him.

      But you are right, there is a significant size difference between DJ and TJ or Cody and I don't think people realize it. It's actually 10 centimeters in height or to be mover obvious 1 / 16 of DJs total height. People accepted that Diaz was much bigger than McGregor even though the difference in height was like seven centimeters. If McGregor would've fought a guy that was 1/16 taller than him that guy would've been eleven centimeters taller. That's a guy taller than middleweight champion Michael Bisping.

      And DJs legacy should not be based on whether he can beat any 135 pounders. It should be based on the fact that the man is a true champion that defends his belt and finish contender after contender like it was a walk in the park.

  11. T C

    If the money is right you'd go to 135? DJ they had a money fight for you at 125, you said no. Love DJ but he was scared of that fight, so it really has nothing to do with the money and that's fine but don't act like you'll fight anyone if the money is right when you've already proven you won't.

    • T C haa haaa so when was the last time tj made that weight.. The answer is never, borg has made and fought there and is an active fighter at 125,

      if dc tomorrow says he will fight bisping for the title next and is sure to make 185 weight, you will believe it either i guess

      And like i said, it was cody and dj who were talking for the super fight and dj agreed to move to 135 in case cody doesn't make weight and what does the ufc does
      "Boom!!!! You fight tj, and you better take the fight cause you a poor guy, you won't earn anything more than this…" and when dj gave the conditions for fighting tj, dana who doesn't know the F of fighting just reply that dj is a pussy,

      And when he finally fights cody for 135 title we will see who is afraid and who's not

    • T C

      Lumberjack Agies bro I never said DJ was scared. I don't think he is. My original comment in this now long winded thread was that DJ was talking about moving up to 135 if the money was right. In this part of the interview he acts as though he is willing to go to any weight and fight anyone if the money was right. I simply pointed out that he turned down A fight against tj just a few months ago. Dana speculated that he would earn more money for that fight because DJ would have been eligible for ppv points. I never said DJ was scared or anything like that. I am going off things that he is saying not my opinion or speculation, they're his words. And no I don't think dc could make 185, he has a hard enough time with 205 lol

    • T C my point is tj fight does gives him more money than his other fights but its still not worth the risks, he risks his whole legacy for what an average fighter would make in a normal event. When you are dreaming high for a fight with cody which is good both in terms of money and career, its just hard to find out next day that you fight a guy who has nothing to lose and doesn't bring the money you were expecting

      plus the ufc was acting as if "dj you earn peanuts just take the fight" yeah of course he earn very low, but when people try to treat you unfair as a champ just cause you are not very popular, the ego is hurt bro

    • T C and another thing, don't believe a word that comes out of dana pink's mouth, that guy has a history of fake promises and is turning ufc into wwe
      my personal favorite dana lie is "women will never fight in the ufc, it won't happen" ..

      I won't be surprised if weight class gets removed in the next few years

  12. T C

    If the money is right you'd go to 135? DJ they had a money fight for you at 125, you said no. Love DJ but he was scared of that fight, so it really has nothing to do with the money and that's fine but don't act like you'll fight anyone if the money is right when you've already proven you won't.

    • When has TJ Dillashaw ever been a money fight for anybody? They were going to pay him fuck-all for that anyway and literally told him they could not guarantee Dillashaw would make weight and would place Ray Borg as a planned alternate.

    • T C

      When ahs any fight in the flyweight division been a money fight.  This would have been a main event where at least even the casual fan would know both participants.  As far as TJ not being able to make weight, he walks around at 142 the same weight as DJ and he said he could make the weight.  Ray Borg couldn't make the weight as recent as last month, so wtf.

    • If TJ isn't a money fight and no actual flyweight is a money fight then why even bring it up?
      Secondly, saying you can make the weight and actually making the weight are two different things. Borg has made 125 before, TJ has not , simply put.
      Thirdly, it was the UFC that pressured DJ into signing the Borg contract; he wanted to fight Sergio Pettis so you can't really put it all on MM.

  13. DJ moved down because he couldn't win the title at 135. There's no reason for him to move up. He's not a draw, so he's not going to get a huge pay check, and he can fight smaller and easier fights at 125.

    • I had that opinion for a while but if he fights TJ Dillashaw and wins then that helps him a lot with becoming a big draw. That's the big difference between him and extremely popular champs, there's no big names in his division to fight. There's no one to compare him to, if he beats an elite guy like TJ Dillashaw then people can really see how good he is.

    • DJ "moved down" because they created a new weight class. He could compete against most at 135 but you got to be something extra fighting above your own weight class against elite competition. And Mighty Mouse is elite but he ain't beating 165 pounds of Dominick Cruz in his prime which was the case when MM fought at 135. 

      Speaking about elite and being underestimated. Frankie Edgar basically could beat McGregor at 155, beat Holloway at 145 and cut weight and wrestlefuck/smash Cody at 135. He has held a belt the belt at 155, has the opportunity to take it at 145 and could easily drop down to 135. Easily. That's a guy that also has fought bigger guys his whole career.

  14. DJ moved down because he couldn't win the title at 135. There's no reason for him to move up. He's not a draw, so he's not going to get a huge pay check, and he can fight smaller and easier fights at 125.

    • I bet everything that DJ the little "cunt" would beat your ass. Shut your lame ass up calling a fighter a lame word like "cunt" on the internet, you will learn just like others that use the internet to disrespect fighters. And if you want to continue to act tough and reply talking shit I will gladly beat your ass myself just give me your information.

    • jiahkong96
      How is TJ is a money fight, if it was not based on drama and all that stuff and just talent and skill, yes a huge money fight but in reality how things are now and have always kind of been, it's not a money fight

    • sharky H , tell that to the Dj haters who keeps moaning, crying, complaining, and whining about him not taking the tj fight. To me, I do think it'll if dj vs tj fought, it can possibly be there biggest paycheck. Maybe.

    • jiahkong96
      I think in terms of base and win pay maybe try rework the contract for the fight but thats not a done deal but in terms of PPV as I said in how shit is now it's not gonna be a big PPV draw not even enough to get PPV points for extra pay, but let's look at some negative factors, DIllashaw hasn't made 125 so what if he misses weight and maybe DJ wanted get record holding defences then move up to fight 135 champ who could be dillashaw, surely you give a dominant champ the benefit of the doubt in terms of what he wants to do and not bury him, also the 'he's scared' rhetoric is stupid because you know as well I do, someone who competes with Cruz can compete with dilladhsw/garbrandt and apparently he wasn't even training as intense as he is now and look how much he's improved in last 2 years let alone last 5 years

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