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Demetrious Johnson and his reasons for accepting mixed rules at ONE Championship

Weeks ago, it was revealed that Demetrious Johnson will fight with mixed rules in ONE Championship. The former UFC champion will have a partic


Weeks ago, it was revealed that Demetrious Johnson will fight with mixed rules in ONE Championship. The former UFC champion will have a particular battle in his current company, where he will compete with different regulations. In this way, in an interview he gave to The MMA Hour, he revealed the reasons why he accepted to be in this historical war.

“We will do a lot of Muay Thai to do Muay Thai, keep our balance, work on the sweeps, but we have always trained Muay Thai in our camps because it is part of MMA. So with this, we will focus a little more on the feet, but we will continue to do what we are doing. I’m going to go out, I’m going to compete, train and go out to fight, ”Johnson began.

What’s more, Demetrious He stated: “Once I get to the point where I don’t need those things, I don’t need to compete anymore. People look at that like, ‘You’re doing that because you need to.’ I can go to work at Costco, but it won’t be exactly the same salary. So why don’t I do something that I’m really good at? And I love it. It’s legal there, and I have to get used to it, and I found out the hard way. “

I do not doubt it

“I also kneed a boy in the face. I’m a fan of that, because it keeps the fight progressing, and that’s how I was always raised with my trainer Matt Hume. He’s always talked about it: How can you put a fighter in a position where it prevents the other athlete from pursuing the ultimate goal of the fight? Kneel someone. I say, ‘Aljamain, you are much better than that, you are much better than that,’ ”he said.

To close, Demetrious Johnson He said, “You are sitting on your hands and knees, and in quotes, these are his words: ‘I felt like I was in a safe position.’ You’re in a fucking fight, dog. There is no safe position. You can’t be on all fours, hug him like this and hope he won’t do something. And granted, Petr Yan broke a rule. There are many athletes who spent their entire lives hoping one day to fight for a Muay Thai belt. “