Demetrious Johnson capitalizes on Twitch streamer dreams

Demetrious Johnson seems to be done with the video game streaming lifestyle.

The ONE Championship star has won championships, defeated the greatest and etched his name alongside the greatest of all time in combat sports.

Johnson can endure hardship like no one else. However, streaming isn’t enough for “Mighty Mouse.”

In an interview with The Washington Post, the 35-year-old “Mighty Mouse” conceded that the streamer lifestyle was just too much for him to bear at this point in his life:

“Wake up every day and stream full time? Oh my God no. I couldn’t do it. Sometimes I feel bad for some of the streamers; one moment they as**tload [of subscribers], and then the next thing you know, they take a little while and their follower numbers drop. I go play video games because I like it, but I don’t want it to be my livelihood.

While still in the UFC, Johnson regularly broadcast matches between fights. He went so far as to tell Kotaku.com in 2017 that streaming was his “second career.”

One of the current main attractions of the ONE Championship, Johnson has strictly adhered to the rule that he will not discuss his in-ring career on game broadcasts. It was a testament to the work-life balance he was trying to maintain.

However, he told The Washington Post that he will be a regular player like everyone else in the future. After all, gaming is a way to unwind and not usually another source of stress:

“My schedule basically consisted of this: I would go to the gym, train for one session, then stream, then take my second session, come home, have dinner, kiss my wife, then I would come down and stream another two hours. . But then I got to a point where I was like, ‘Why am I doing this? I can’t sleep with my wife. I’m absolutely exhausted. It’s just not worth it.


Demetrious Johnson prepares for a video game-style special rules fight

Demetrious Johnson may not need to worry about his post-Circle streaming life, as he’s already enjoying a video game-like career there.

On March 26, Johnson is set to take on one of ONE Championship’s top forwards, Rodtang Jitmuangnon, in a four-round special rules bout at the ONE X Year 10 supershow.

The stipulation of alternating rounds in Muay Thai and MMA is straight out of a fighting game’s custom settings. No one knows what to expect other than a good time.

Will ‘Mighty Mouse’ be stomped on with deadly kicks? Will “Iron Man” be stopped with an armband? Who knows? Tune in on March 26 to see the madness unfold, only at ONE Championship.


Edited by Saiyed Adeem Karim

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