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Watch ONE flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson take on BJJ heavyweight


“That’s a big f*cking dude!”

ONE flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson realized he may have bit off more than he could chew as he approached the mats.

Michael Sante Medina, a 6-foot-3, 248-pound BJJ heavyweight champion, stood in position waiting for “Mighty Mouse’s” arrival for the open-weight tournament at the 2024 Pan IBJJF Championships. Johnson, who stands at 5-foot-3, weighed in at 155 pounds for the event.

“If I don’t make it, tell my story to my wife, OK?” Johnson said into the camera on an all-access video on his YouTube channel.

Regardless of the size difference, Johnson took a bow and jogged onto the mat, eager to figure out how to solve a massive puzzle.

It wasn’t easy early on, as Medina swung Johnson around like a small child – or, as Johnson would describe it, like a scene from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze” when Rahzar spun Michelangelo in circles before launching him across a warehouse.

Perhaps unsurprisingly as one of the best mixed martial artists to ever do it, Johnson figured out a way to get the job done, and ended up tapping his much larger opponent.

Check out the whole match in the video below, along with those in his weight class, in which he took gold:

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