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Demetrious Johnson suffers serious injuries from UFC 227 title-fight loss to Henry Cejudo #UFC #MMA #UFC227

LOS ANGELES – Former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson believes he tore his lateral collateral ligament in the second or third round of his fight against Henry Cejudo. Johnson (27-3-1 MMA, 15-2-1 UFC) also believes he broke his foot repeatedly kicking Cejudo during their five-round title fight, which Cejudo (13-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) took via split decision in the pay-per-view co-headliner of UFC 227 at Staples Center. “I remember we were scrambling, and I maybe shot, and then he kind of pushed me over, and I rolled over my right knee, and I felt the pop, and I was like, ‘There goes the right LCL – fantastic,” Johnson said during the post-event press conference. “And the foot was just from kicking and kicking and kicking.”

Johnson took his loss to new champ Cejudo in stride, noting he’s previously suffered losses in competition. But he couldn’t help but chafe at his luck inside the octagon and believes he wasn’t fairly judged on the scorecards. “The stand-up numbers, I think I outstruck …
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UFC 227 Demetrious Johnson Makes $380,000 guarantee #UFC #UFC227 #MMA

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LOS ANGELES — Demetrious Johnson led the day when it comes to fight purse, even if he dropped his belt and historic streak. “Mighty Mouse” took in a guaranteed $380,000 at UFC 227 on Saturday night here at Staples Center, per a document obtained by MMA Fighting from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). Johnson fell to Henry Cejudo in the co-main event of the card by split decision, dropping the UFC flyweight title in the process. Johnson had won a UFC record 11 straight title defenses coming in. Cejudo pulled in a guaranteed $100,000. Neither Johnson nor Cejudo earned a win bonus. Johnson is believed to be getting a share of the pay-per-view revenue for the event.
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