UFC flyweight champion Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson recently took a break from dominating the 125lb weight class to discuss his favorite TV shows, music and other aspects of his lifestyle in an exclusive interview withÂ Fighters Only magazine.
What genre of musicÂ do you gravitateÂ towards most?
âI listen to all types of music. IÂ will listen to country when myÂ wife is listening to it. I like CarrieÂ Underwood. Other than that I listenÂ to rap. I listen to some rock ânâ roll,Â too. There is no particular song inÂ rock ânâ roll that I like, but there areÂ plenty of songs I donât.â
OK, what rock ânâ roll track doÂ you hate?
âPlenty... Like, my one buddy turnsÂ on Weezer (starts singing Say it AinâtÂ So) Iâm like, âTurn it off !â He tellsÂ me thatâs rock ânâ roll. But I tell him,Â âThatâs f**king garbage.â So,Â yeah, it depends on the song.â
Any particular rap song?
âIt all depends on the track and the beatÂ and, of course, my mood. That song, âIâmÂ in love with the CoCoâ (CoCo by OTÂ Genasis), when I first heard it I thoughtÂ it was stupid, but since that whole thingÂ with Jon Jones happened and everybodyÂ started playing it, itâs grown on me. ItâsÂ kind of catchy. I like it... The song, notÂ the CoCo!â
Any rap artists in particular?
âI like Lil Wayne, Young Money, 2Â Chainz, I like new stuff and some oldÂ school stuff. I still like 2Pac a lot. And IÂ like Kanye West. I liked him before, butÂ I like him a lot more after I saw himÂ in concert.â
Has your taste in music changed overÂ the years?
âIâve shifted towards more rock ânâÂ roll music. If itâs legit and I like howÂ the guy is singing and thereâs a guyÂ screaming in the background backingÂ him up, these guys are f**kingÂ rocking out!â
If you could walk out to oneÂ song for the rest of your careerÂ what would it be and why?
âIf I could chop it up the wayÂ I wanted to I would pick DanceÂ Gavin Dance track The Jiggler. I wouldÂ come out to that every single time.â
Are there certain shows orÂ a series that you canât missÂ right now?
âWe always watch Battle of the Exes or RealÂ World Challenges. And The Walking Dead.Â My wife likes Sister Wives and sheâs alsoÂ into that House Hunters stuff . I actuallyÂ like Love it or List It. We watch all kinds ofÂ shows. Every Monday I get home and IâmÂ like, âBabe, Teen Wolf is on!â We put TyrenÂ to bed. I sit there with my chicken andÂ asparagus and Iâm like, âGet âem!ââ
If you could be on any TV show whatÂ would you want to star in?
âThe Walking Dead. I would be a survivor.Â I would be like, âRick, itâs not the rightÂ thing to do. You know better than that.âÂ He would be like, âI know DJ but we got toÂ make it!ââ
Are you a TiVo guy or do you subscribe?
âIâve got Netflix. I watched from seasonÂ one all the way through season 15 of TheÂ Office. I would just sit there and watch itÂ for hours. I liked Pam and I loved DwightÂ Schrute and Schrute Farms, of course.â
What showsÂ did you enjoyÂ growing up?
âThe Simpsons.Â Every SundayÂ me and myÂ brotherÂ would just down and watchÂ The Simpsons. We would eatÂ it up. Every Sunday at 8amÂ on Channel 13 Fox. We neverÂ missed it.â
Read the full interview insideÂ Fighters OnlyÂ magazine (issue 127).