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If you're one of the greatest fighters on earth, somebody who's won world championships and been called the best pound-for-pound mixed martial artists ever, what do you do to stay sharp during the pandemic lockdown? Why, play video games, of course!

OK, bashing opponents when you have Street Fighter V running on your gaming console may not keep you quite as sharp as sparring in the gym, but for Demetrious Johnson, gaming is almost as big a passion as fighting.

Stuck in lockdown purgatory in his home state of Washington, Johnson hasn't been able to train with partners for three months, and he's faced ongoing uncertainty over his upcoming title fight for the ONE Championship flyweight crown with the bout twice scheduled and postponed now. In addition to home-schooling his three children, the Black Belt Hall of Famer has managed to stay in shape by piling up the miles running, doing hundreds of push-ups, sit-ups and chin-ups … and logging the online gaming hours.

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