UFC: John Moraga Looks To Take Demetrious Johnson's Flyweight Title

John Moraga is a man of very few words.

In a conference call promoting his fight for Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson’s UFC flyweight championship Moraga didn’t have much to say.

“No,” Moraga told Fox News Latino Tuesday on a conference call when asked if the pressure of a nationally televised UFC flyweight championship bout between him and Johnson was getting to him.

Johnson vs. Moraga airs on the Fox Network July 27th from Seattle.

Moraga has only had two UFC fights before and both aired on the preliminary card streamed on Facebook.

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Johnson, on the other hand, has fought for championships and championship opportunities on the VERSUS network, now known as NBC Sports Network, FX and headlined a Fox network card earlier this year.

He also won the flyweight championship as the co-main event of a PPV where he defeated Joseph Benavidez last year.

“This is my job and my career,” Johnson said on the conference call responding to a question regarding his impending fatherhood affecting his fight plans. “I’m just focused and ready to go on in there and defend.”

Johnson isn’t letting anything faze him, including comments Moraga made this past May regarding Johnson’s fighting style. 

While Moraga kept himself pretty quiet Tuesday, and during most of his career, that doesn’t mean he’s completely shied away from giving his opinion.

"I think he's boring ... He just bounces around ... He runs around too much,” Moraga told reporters at a UFC 160 event. “He doesn't fight. He doesn't put on exciting fights. He's got a lot of technique and a lot of skill, but he doesn't finish people, I don't feel."

Johnson wasn’t fazed after a reporter asked about the comments.

“I honestly didn't care. It's his opinion. Everyone's entitled to their opinion,” Johnson said

As for what Moraga is thinking right now, less than two weeks away from the biggest fight of his career, he’s keeping it simple.

“I got to win,” Moraga told Fox News Latino.

And while the co-main event of Rory MacDonald vs. Jake Ellenberger seems to be taking away from the main event after they both began engaging in Twitter trash talk, UFC president Dana White assured the press that he was excited for the main event and believed that a flyweight championship bout will headline a pay-per-view event in the future.

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