Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson lives up to billing in knockout win

Sunday December 15th, 2013
Demetrious Johnson dispatched of Joseph Benavidez easily and quickly to defend his title.
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Let's hope so. Johnson needs to fight. Fifteen months ago, as he was going five hard rounds with Benavidez, there were sporadic boos from the fans cageside in Toronto. Perhaps the crowd couldn't keep up with the fast-forward action. Maybe, for the masses, watching little men go after each other didn't translate into a fight. But all who witnessed Saturday night's knockout -- or who watched Johnson's grappling and submission clinic in his previous bout -- know they saw a fight. And a fighter who's getting better every time we see him.

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