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Demetrious Johnson Still Getting Familiar With Being A UFC Champ

New UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson isn’t sleeping with his title belt. Heck, being the flyweight champion means “Mighty Mouse” can barely even wear the belt.

Johnson became the first-ever UFC 125-pound champion when he bested Joseph Benavidez this past weekend at UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort. Johnson was a recent guest on UFC Tonight, where he discussed the impact of becoming a title-holder.

“When I was an amateur, I had a lot of belts,” Johnson said. “When I turned pro, I realized I needed a new piece of gold around me. I finally got it. This has been six years in the making. Now I have to keep it nice and shiny.”

However, having the belt around his waist is a bit difficult, as Johnson said, “It’s pretty heavy. I like wearing it around my shoulder better. I have a small waist and it keeps falling off.”

Johnson will likely have his first title defense against the winner of Jussier Formiga-John Dodson. Those two collide next month at UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot.

“There are a lot of guys (that could be challengers),” Johnson said. “Next up will probably be the winner of Jussier Formiga and John Dodson. I’ll be watching that fight very closely.”