UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson lives just outside of Seattle, so when word broke that the UFC would be returning to the Pacific Northwest later this year, “Mighty Mouse” made sure to throw his name in the hat for the main event.
The card, UFC on FOX 8, was announced Friday for the KeyArena in Seattle on July 27. Johnson (17-2-1) is currently rehabbing from a torn labrum.
“Spread the word, I want the UFC on FOX 8 headline spot, if it hasn’t been filled yet,” Johnson wrote in a text message to MMAFighting.com.
Johnson was scheduled to face John Moraga next month, but the injury knocked him out of the planned fight. The bout is expected to be re-scheduled once Johnson heals up.