Demetrious Johnson is now a full-time fighter and husband
Johnson: I wake up around 8:30, 8:45. I eat my breakfast, hit the road by 10AM and get to the gym by 11. My first session is between 11 and 1pm and then after that I'll get lunch with my coaches and training partners. The next session will start at 5 at night and then I'll train from 5 to 8:30 and then get home at 9:45 or 10 at night. Then get up and do it all over again. Some days I have off like Thursday and Sunday but typically Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are dedicated to training if I'm in fight camp.
He likes to keep a lot of distance between him and his opponents. He has that one knockout power. And he likes to use his athletic ability to frustrate his opponents. [They're] great techniques he does.
I believe me being married, having a life outside of fighting, gives me a mental break. I have Thursday off. I spend the day with my wife, we did some wonderful things [Thursday] morning, got to see my brother-in-law wrestle. So I'm not thinking about fighting right now. I'm thinking about life and that's how it should be. My mind can't always be on fighting.
One of my good friends, we used to work at Red Lobster, and me and him used to race together [with] our Honda Civics. To fast forward, he set something up at the waterfront saying, "Will you marry me, Pookie?" He called me and said, "Hey, my car broke down. Can you come pick me up?" I told my wife, "Hey, we have to go get Stevie. He was racing downtown Tacoma at the waterfront." She goes along with it, [and] we pick him up supposedly. We walk to his car, and sure enough, tea light candles were lit up, "Will you marry me, Pookie?" and she said yes.
Just watch. That's all I've got to say. Just watch.