John Moraga is doing his part to promote his upcoming, UFC on FOX 8 bout Demetrious “Mighty Mouse”Johnson, and it looks like things may be heating up between the rising flyweight and the UFC champ.

According to a report from MMA, Moraga relayed the following to reporters at UFC 160, when asked to comment on Johnson.

“I think he just bounces around, he runs around so much and he don’t fight. You know, he doesn’t put on exciting fights. He has a lot of technique and a lot of skill, but he doesn’t go in there and try to finish people, I don’t feel.”

Whether you’re a Johnson admirer or not, Moraga isn’t the first to say that about the ridiculously agile and talented fighter. The flyweight champion, who has fought to the final bell in seven straight fights, responded by saying:

“He doesn’t pay my light bills; he doesn’t pay my mortgage. His opinion doesn’t matter.”

It is true that Moraga does not pay the bills at the Johnson household. The July 27th bout appeared to catch some folks off guard when it was announced, since Moraga was tapped for a title shot after just two UFC appearances. That said, the Arizona fighter has recorded a knockout and a submission win over Ulysses Gomez and Chris Cariaso since arriving in the UFC.

At any rate, a few verbal exchanges could create some more buzz for a fight that should be pretty entertaining. UFC on FOX 8 will be hosted by Seattle’s KeyArena.

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