ONE title flyweight contender Demetrius Johnson is confident ahead of his return.
Mighty Rat will take on Adriano Moras tonight at ONE on Amazon Prime 1. The match will be their replay until April 2021. In that bout, Johnson was eliminated in the second round as he attempted to become the ONE flyweight champion.
A lot has been said ahead of the rematch about how the former UFC champ will deal with his loss. The knockout against the Brazilian was the first time Johnson’s career was stopped.
Still, Demetrius Johnson isn’t worried about how his jaw will hold up in the rematch. The 36-year-old discusses his return in an interview with MMAFighting. There, Johnson made it clear he was confident of beating the Brazilian on the second attempt.
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Simply put, the former UFC champion believes he has done his best Fully geared up for tonight’s rematch. As far as his jaw goes, Johnson feels confident. He got some huge shots from Rodtang Jitmuangnon in a mixed-rules game earlier this year, which may have helped his confidence.
“I previously Having been hit hard, I never doubt myself. When it comes down to the jaw, it’s the jaw – it’s like your brain, it’s like your knees, it’s like your overall health. The body is a ticking time bomb for athletes , right? It’s only a matter of time before an injury happens and takes me out of the sport.” (h/t MMAFighting)
“So, the best thing I can do to keep myself in the sport is to find the right training partner, train in the right gym, hire the right The dietitian, get the right rest, and then take a day off to get your body back to 100% to go out and compete. So when it came to my jaw, when I was blown up, I mean, I don’t know How many people can get down on their knees — when they’re trying to get up — right into the fface and be able to get up, ‘That’s a good knee, dawg. Good knee. Good job.’ ‘ Yes, that’s a knee, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
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