Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo recently joined forces to train together, causing quite a stir among their fans. The two fighters have a storied history, having faced each other twice in the past, with each fighter winning one of the matches. Despite their intense rivalry in the ring, the two often get along well and train together, pushing each other to their limits.

Having said that, it was clear that these two fighters are a cut above the rest and they are definitely in the same league. And witnessing these two powerhouses in action was truly a sight to behold, and it elicited a number of reactions from their admirers. While most of them cited the duo to be the best of the loss that has ever come from the UFC, another section simply cherished the camaraderie they share.

Fans can’t get over the bond between Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo


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Despite fighting for different promotions, Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo still find time to train together every now and then. Recently, the reigning ONE flyweight champion took to Instagram to share a picture of him and ‘Triple C’ training together. The picture went viral, sparking a flurry of reactions from fans who were excited to see two of the greatest fighters of all time sparring together.


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‘Mighty Mouse’ wrote, “we look so happy together right!!!??? Mighty & @henry_cejudo back at it again booiissss!!! #mma #passion #knowledge”

Check out how the fans reacted to the two MMA legends sharing the frame together:

  • “2 of the greatest to be in the ufc. Both also extremely under appreciated”
  • “Just the best flyweights on planet earth”
  • “I know y’all’s wife’s jealous of y’all’s chemistry”
  • “Y’all need a podcast”
  • “Like naruto and Sasuke..mortal enemies to bffs”
  • “It’s an easy relationship to have. 1 knows he won the other believes he didn’t lose.”
  • “U guys should do the trilogy for tha fans we need that lol”

Read more: “It Would Be His Mirror Image” – Demetrious Johnson Reveals the Toughest Test for Former Foe & Newfound Training Partner Henry Cejudo

It’s clear that the two fighters have a unique bond that transcends rivalries or promotions. Many consider them rivals, while many term them as friends. DJ, however, has a perfect term to describe his bond with Henry Cejudo. Moreover, he also explained why it is the case.

Frenemies are what they are


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Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo are both renowned as arguably the best flyweights in MMA today. Despite their competitive past and the inevitable comparisons that come with being at the top of their respective promotions, they don’t let it get in the way of their mutual respect and friendship. During an interview with Schmo, Johnson revealed why he considers Cejudo his ‘frenemy’.

The 36-year-old stated, “We’re Frenemies… I got a house out here in Arizona. Me and Henry have always had respect between one another. Even though we fought twice, 1-1. And so, why not share knowledge and get some work in together?”


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Read more: “Of Course, Absolutely Yeah” – Demetrious Johnson Open to a Trilogy Against Henry Cejudo at ONE Championship

Their relationship is a testament to the fact that even in a competitive sport like MMA, there is always room for respect and camaraderie.