What is Demetrious Johnson’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth:||$6 Million|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Born:||June 19, 1998|
|Salary (Annual):||$500 Thousand|
Demetrious Johnson is an American mixed martial artist who has a net worth of $6 million. Demetrious is a former UFC flyweight champion widely regarded as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. Johnson is now a member of the elite Evolve Fight Team and currently competes in ONE Championship. He is known widely as the greatest pound-for-pound MMA fighter of all time.
In 2007, Johnson began his MMA career with a first-round knockout. Then he fought on other local shows and went on to win his next eight fights, four of which he won via submission. He competed at the Alaska Fighting Championships in Anchorage and won by KO with a head kick, earning him a contract with the WEC.
He holds the UFC record for most world title defenses as the UFC Flyweight World Champion, the most finishes in UFC flyweight history, and the record for the most takedowns in UFC flyweight history. He is a multiple-time Fighter of the Year Award winner and is known for his speed and explosive wrestling. Johnson is also one of the flyweight world automobile race champions.
According to Sherdog, he is ranked #8 in pound-for-pound rankings and #2 in flyweight rankings as well as the current No. 1 competitor for ONE Championship flyweight champion Adriano Moraes. Beyond MMA, Johnson is also well-known in the eSports (video gaming) industry, with a huge fan base on Twitch and YouTube with the username Mightygaming.
- Johnson began making six figures after his bout with John Dodson in 2013. He received $26,000 for showing up and winning, plus $50,000 in post-fight bonuses.
- Following that, he earned $108,000, $225,000, $179,000, $183,000, and $237,000 for his fights against John Moraga, Joseph Benavidez, Ali Bagautinov, Chris Cariaso, and Kyoji Horiguchi, in that order.
- He then fought against John Dodson again in 2015 at UFC 191, for which he earned $231,000 including $133,000 to make the walk to the Octagon and $58,000 more to win. The remaining $40,000 came from a Reebok sponsorship.
- He made $285,000 for his debut bout against Cejudo, including $40,000 from Reebok as sponsorship money, $50,000 as a post-fight bonus, $60,000 as a win bonus, and $135,000 as his base salary.
- He then made $390,000 in his next bout against Tim Elliott including a $350,000 basic pay and a $40,000 Reebok endorsement.
- He won $450,000 for his fight against Wilson Reis in 2017. Johnson defeated Ray Borg at UFC 216 earning a total of $460,000.
- But the biggest payday of his UFC career came against Henry Cejudo in the rematch at UFC 227. Johnson got $470,000 despite losing the fight.
One Championship’s Earnings
Johnson fought three times in the ONE Championship’s flyweight division. He made $790,000 for each of his three ONE FC matches. While the base salary was $750,000, he received $40,000 in endorsements for his three fights in the Asia-based promotion.
Demetrious Johnson was born in Kentucky on August 13, 1986, and grew up in Parkland, Washington. He had a difficult childhood, being raised by a deaf mother, Karen Johnson, and an abusive stepfather. He stated in an interview that he has never seen his biological father, not even a glimpse of him.
Johnson excelled in track, wrestling, and baseball while attending Washington High School. In wrestling, he finished third and second in the state in his junior and senior years. Johnson also played baseball at a high level with the Haskey Hurricane Baseball Club, a Select Travel team that finished 9th in the country at the AAU World Series and 3rd nationally at the USSSA World Series.
In 2007, Johnson began his career in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and won his first-round knockout. Following that, he won more than 8 fights in local exhibitions. He also secures a contract with the WEC by winning the Alaska Fighting Championship.
He has won a lot of fights in World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC). He beat Damacio Page through third-round submission at WEC 52. Later, the WEC merged with the UFC, and he won a bout with Japanese superstar Norifumi Yamamoto at UFC 126 by using takedowns. He also battled Miguel Torres and Ian McCall. Johnson has a winning record in the UFC after a string of wins.
In 2012, he became the UFC Flyweight Champion and fought prominent fighters and wrestlers such as Chris Cariaso, Kyoji Horiguchi, and Joseph Benavidez.
Throughout his career, he defeated boxers such as Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo while also winning Performance of the Night accolades. His most recent UFC fight occurred in 2018 when he was defeated by a split decision at UFC 227, losing his UFC flyweight belt.
Then he left the company and signed with ONE Championship. In his entire career, he has fought 36 fights, winning 31 and losing 4. He has won six fights by knockout, twelve by submission, and thirteen by decision.
One Championship Career
Following his defeat, Johnson joined the ONE Championship and made his debut in 2019 against Yuya Wakamatsu, defeating him by second-round submission. That same year, he won his next 2 bouts. In 2021, Johnson was knocked out for the first time in his MMA career as he battled Adriano Moraes at ONE on TNT 1.
Johnson was scheduled to face Rodtang Jitmuangnon in 2021. The event was postponed until ONE Championship: X in 2022. Johnson won the fight in the second round with a rear-naked choke submission.
Johnson fought Adriano Moraes for the ONE Flyweight Championship again in June 2022 at ONE on Prime Video 1. He won by knockout in the fourth round with a flying knee to win the Performance of the Night Award.
- Microsoft Xbox
- Zevia Drinks
- EA Sports
- Energy Bar brand Quantum Squares.
Awards, Achievements, and Records
Johnson has a phenomenal MMA record of 30-3-1 and has established several records in his career, and his list of accomplishments is far too long. Johnson is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
His achievements include several Fighter of the Year awards. He also earned the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s 2017 Most Outstanding Fighter of the Year award. Johnson has over ten takedowns in three different fights and broke the UFC record for most world title defenses (11).
Johnson has stated that his wife is one of the most incredible turns in his life. His existence would be incomplete without her. Johnson married Destiny Johnson in Hawaii in 2012 and they have two kids together, Tyren and Maverick.
Demetrious Johnson Net Worth
As of 2023, Demetrious Johnson has a net worth of $6 million. Demetrious‘ net worth is far larger than that of his peers due to his extremely successful MMA career. He made over $6,147,000 throughout his fight career in MMA.
His base salary has remained consistent at $750,000 every fight, while his sponsorship has been $40,000 per event. He made the majority of his money from his UFC salary and sponsorship deals.
His biggest salary came from One Championship, where he was handed an eight-figure contract. He received $790,000 in his last three fights.
His greatest payout came in his last UFC fight against Henry Cejudo. Despite losing the battle and eventually the championship, he earned $470,000 that night considering Johnson received only $10,000 for his first UFC bout, he has been earning millions now.
Johnson also makes a fortune through various endorsements, public appearances, twitch and youtube streaming. He currently lives a lavish lifestyle in Madisonville, Kentucky, with a huge mansion and apparently owns a Tesla and a dirt bike.