Michael “The Menace” Johnson
Contest Weight: 155
Off Season Weight: 170
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Current Residence: Boca Raton, FL
Gym: Jaco Hybrid Training Center
Michael “The Menace” Johnson is a Lightweight Division, Mixed Martial Artist and top UFC contender. He resides and trains in Boca Raton Florida with the renowned Blackzilian fight team. Michael came swinging into the UFC with after a stellar performance on season 12 of the ultimate fighter landed him in the finals.
Since landing in the UFC Michael has made a name for himself by showcasing his tenacity and speed. This talent combined with his relentless pursuit of a championship has found Mike consistently inside the top ten and often in title talks.
The “Menace” as he is known inside the cage comes from a humble childhood. Raised in St. Louis MO, Michael is the youngest of three children. Tragically he lost his father to a heart attack at the age of 10 and was raised by his mother Therese. She remains his hero to this day.
Michael was a three-sport standout in his Marquette high school, participating in football, wrestling, and track. He earned a football scholarship and later a wrestling scholarship through his college career. It was while studying public relations at Missouri State University in Springfield that he parlayed his talent into mix martial arts. Michaels first taste of MMA began at Springfield Fight Club, a Gracie Barra affiliate gym. There he found a new passion that would in four short years fighting on the world’s largest stage.
Michaels focus and dedication to his craft is evident by his growth between fights. His ability to learn and develop new skills is showcased every time he steps into the octagon. We are proud to have “The Menace” as a member of Team Titan and look forward to seeing his run for the UFC title.