UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson has a lot on his mind already when it comes to a July 27 title-defense against John Moraga at UFC on FOX 8. The bout will be his first in six months due to some injury issues and his second straight on the network, not to mention Moraga is a game opponent as evident by his 13-1 record.
However, despite Moraga’s talent, Johnson’s thoughts are currently on another young man – his infant son. Johnson and his wife welcomed a child into the world this week according to a message from “Mighty Mouse” on Twitter.
“Hanging with my baby boy,” wrote the proud papa. “No, no added pressure or no inspiration. Obviously, I’m happy to be a father, but everything is the same. This is my job, my career, and I approach it as a business aspect and I’m just focused and ready to go in there and defend.”
The 26-year old Johnson referred to his wife’s pregnancy during a recent conference call where he said the situation would not deter from his focus on beating Moraga. Of course, it would be hard to blame him if he spent a little more time by his wife’s side than his training partners’ in the gym.
We at Five Ounces of Pain would like to extend our sincere congratulations to Johnson and his wife for the new addition to their family!
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