Demetrious Johnson talks significance of successful ONE world title

It might be onerous to argue towards Demetrious Johnson being listed as one of many pound-for-pound biggest blended martial artists of all time. His dominance over time has been fairly the journey for followers and fellow fighters, however ‘Mighty Mouse’ is way from executed.

On August 26, Johnson will assist usher in a brand new period of ONE Championship when the promotion makes its official debut on Amazon Prime for ONE on Prime Video 1. The extremely anticipated card will characteristic Demetrious Johnson in the principle occasion dealing with division rival and reigning ONE flyweight world champion Adriano Moraes.

Whereas showing on the ONE Championship x Amazon Prime press convention in Los Angeles to formally announce the partnership and a slate of occasions, Johnson fielded questions from the press. One media member requested Johnson if a win over Moraes could be like “icing on the cake” of his MMA profession.

“For me successful the title is simply going to cement my, I suppose you’ll be able to say my legacy, however I wish to let the neighborhood determine what my legacy is, proper? As a result of all people’s like, ‘Man, you are the most effective pound-for-pound fighter on the earth.’ I do not assume that, you recognize. I get beat up on the fitness center on a regular basis from our coach.”

Demetrious Johnson has one thing to show in rematch with Adriano Moraes

Humble as ever, Demetrious Johnson mentioned that the rematch with ‘Mikinho’ is one other alternative so as to add a world title to his assortment whereas the MMA neighborhood will finally determine his legacy.

“However for me, it (is) simply going after a title, to attempt to win one other title and add it to my assortment.”

Johnson could not concern himself with legacy; the flyweight all-time nice is raring to show that he can defeat Moraes after struggling the primary knockout of his profession of their April 2021 assembly at ONE on TNT 1. Making an attempt to land a takedown from a physique kick thrown by Moraes, Johnson discovered himself on the canvas. Working to get to his ft, Moraes delivered a brutal knee to DJ’s chin, knocking him unconscious.

It was a stunning flip of occasions for Johnson, who entered the bout as a heavy favourite, with some sportsbooks giving 7-to-1 odds. Evidently, the oddsmakers could have the upcoming rematch a lot nearer on paper.

“For me, my problem is I haven’t beat him but, so I’ve a problem in entrance of me. I’ve to go show I can beat this man,” mentioned Johnson whereas chatting with

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