It takes a lot to make Demetrious Johnson
a two-day fan fest to the city that includes tournaments for and .
Johnson hopes to participate in the community tournament. When asked if interest in esports could someday surpass MMA, his response is incredulous.
But the fact that ONE is dipping in their toes encourages Johnson, one of several fighters who regularly tout their gaming bonafides. Although he takes a lot of pride in his work, he stops short of definitively calling himself the best gamer in MMA, showing respect to names like ufc champion Robert Whittaker and ONE stablemate Martin Nguyen.
With the recent release of the Classic Edition of , should officials be concerned that Johnson will get lost in some deep cavern of Azaroth ahead of his matchup with Kingad? Johnson admits the massively popular online role-playing game has sunk its claws back into him. But he still has his eyes on the prize.