Five UFC Champions In Danger Of Losing Their Belts In 2018


Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY


Demetrious Johnson

Now, I know what you’re thinking.

Johnson is the only flyweight champion in the history of the UFC, and he holds the record for most consecutive title defenses made by a UFC champion.

So who has a shot to dethrone the 125-pound king in 2018?

Well, if the UFC can succeed in booking a bout between Johnson and bantamweight titleholder TJ Dillashaw, “Mighty Mouse” may be in trouble.

Dillashaw has been campaigning for the bout and UFC president Dana White has said that it will be taking place, although Johnson has been relatively quiet regarding the idea.

If it does come to fruition, Dillashaw, one of the top fighters on the UFC roster, would undoubtedly be the toughest test Johnson has faced during his title run. However, he is the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, so it would be an interesting fight to say the least.

  • Shock Wave

    I can’t wait for Conor to get stripped of his title.
    On the real, the UFC should make a timeline for when champions should defend their titles or get stripped.
    Then A-holes like Conor can’t hold divisions hostage.

    • Draven

      champions usually get 12 months to defend their titles.

    • leonaidis

      I hope they don’t strip him, I hope they feed him to Khabib or Tony. But, he’ll probably get a dead beat, mediocre fighter like Nate again. I think he’ll vacate the title before getting in the octagon with Tony or Khabib.

  • Dave WC

    They should rank the champs from most to least likely to still have their title at the end of 2018. Cyborg has to be the most likely.