Former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will look to seize a second 125-pound title when he battles reigning division kingpin Adriano Moraes on the upcoming ONE Championship occasion this Weds. evening (April 7, 2021) on TNT, stay from Singapore.
Johnson, who turns 35 in August, is widely-considered to be the best flyweight fighter of all time, which is why “Mighty Mouse” laughed on the concept of being validated by UFC President Dana White with an enormous efficiency towards the submission-savvy Moraes.
“I imply, it’s not essential in any respect,” Johnson mentioned in a video posted by Andrew Whitelaw (transcribed by Adam Martin). “I do know and I feel the world is aware of the place my talent set is. I’ve proven it in my final fights. And I’m simply going to go on the market and do my factor. Clearly, you recognize (laughs), I’m not frightened about displaying something to Dana White.”
Johnson (30-3-1) joined the Singapore-based fight sports activities group again in early 2019 in what was successfully a cross-promotion commerce for Ben Askren. “Mighty Mouse” has since racked up three straight wins to earn his inevitable title shot.
“Funky,” in the meantime, went 1-2 and bailed after getting completed in back-to-back fights.
As for Moraes (18-3), he just lately wrapped up a pair of fights with flyweight nemesis Geje Eustaquio. After dropping a cut up resolution to “Gravity” in January 2019, “Mikinho” bounced again to prime the Filipino fighter by the use of unanimous nod at “Pinnacle of Energy” the next June.
If Johnson has something to show tomorrow evening, it definitely gained’t be to White.