Demetrious Johnson reveals he ‘broke his foot and tore his LCL’ in flyweight title defeat to Henry Cejudo

DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON broke his right foot during his split decision defeat to Henry Cejudo during UFC 227.

The loss ended an near seven-year reign as flyweight champion, setting a record of 11 consecutive title defences.

 Demetrious Johnson revealed the extent of his injuries as he showed off a swollen foot on social media

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Demetrious Johnson revealed the extent of his injuries as he showed off a swollen foot on social media
 Johnson had to get a compression boot to help reduce the swelling on his joint

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Johnson had to get a compression boot to help reduce the swelling on his joint
 Johnson, right, says he suffered a broken foot from constantly kicking Cejudo

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Johnson, right, says he suffered a broken foot from constantly kicking Cejudo

But he could face months out of the octagon after injuring his foot AND tearing his right lateral cruciate ligament in his knee.

Despite this, Johnson, 31, was not too upset following the third defeat in his career.

The 'Mighty Mouse' told Middle Easy: "I'm fine. Losing happens. Every great champion loses. I've lost before when I fought Dom [Dominick Cruz]. I lose in the gym. So I'm fine.

"I'm more upset about the injures, but other than that I'm okay.

 Johnson's defeat to Cejudo was his first in almost seven years

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Johnson's defeat to Cejudo was his first in almost seven years
 Cejudo becomes just the second flyweight champion

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Cejudo becomes just the second flyweight champion
 Johnson holds the record for most title defences with 11

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Johnson holds the record for most title defences with 11

"I think I probably tore my right LCL in the second or third round. I remember we were scrambling and I maybe shot and then he kind of pushed me over and I rolled over on my right knee and I was like 'there goes the right LCL'.

"And the foot, that's just from kicking and kicking and kicking and kicking."

Johnson's loss to Cejudo was his first in nearly seven years, last losing to Cruz for the bantamweight title.

He stepped down to 125 pounds to take on Ian McCall, with their first match ending in a draw, before beating him to set up a title decider against Joseph Benavidez.

Victory against the Texan saw Johnson become the first flyweight champion.

Since then, the Kentucky-born star successfully defended his title 11 times, a UFC record, including in his first bout with Cejudo during UFC 197 in April 2016.

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DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON broke his right foot during his split decision defeat to Henry Cejudo during UFC 227.