Demetrious Johnson could possibly be wanting in direction of a brand new path following the ONE on TNT 1 loss to Adriano Moraes.
On Wednesday evening, Demetrious Johnson walked into the ONE Championship ring for the fourth time, nevertheless, this combat didn’t go as deliberate. Johnson was knocked out by his opponent Adriano Moraes by a knee to the pinnacle. The knee got here whereas Johnson was down, which is authorized in ONE Championship. Johnson took to his social media following the loss to deal with his followers.
Nonetheless in excessive spirits following the loss, Johnson spoke on the ONE Championship media scrum about when he want to get again to motion. Earlier this week the longtime UFC champion mirrored on his lengthy profession and deliberate out retirement, however not but.
“Possibly the autumn, possibly Christmas. I’m gonna determine what I wish to do. I’ve acquired six fights, I imagine, left on my contract,” Johnson defined. “And for me, I’m within the room speaking to my teammates, I’m like, you already know what? Six fights left, let’s make one of the best of it. The gorgeous factor about ONE Championship is I’m positive if I’m going dwelling and I let Chatri know, ‘You recognize what? I wish to strive a kickboxing combat.’ Why not?’”
Johnson is on the record of potential ‘Biggest of All Time’ fighters. When he was with the UFC, he was a really dominant champion within the flyweight division. At solely 34 years previous, he has no intentions of slowing, and the truth that ONE Championship presents kickboxing as properly could possibly be a method for Johnson to increase his profession and pursue new alternatives.
“I feel, on the finish of the day, the rationale that I got here to ONE Championship is I’ve choices,” Johnson mentioned. “I really feel if I wish to do a kickboxing match, I can do this. Clearly, sure, I can return into blended martial arts, work my method again as much as a title shot. However you already know, I’m simply gonna return dwelling and simply chill and chill out. And like, ‘What do you wish to do subsequent? Would you wish to strive your hand at kickboxing?
“Like, possibly I strive kickboxing, I’m going on the market and I get the bricks blown off me. However on the finish of the day, it’s about attempting and exploring. You get one profession. You get one profession, and I wish to make one of the best of it. And to have the ability to say that I’ve achieved skilled kickboxing underneath ONE Championship could be dope.”
Would you wish to see Demetrious Johnson in a ONE Championship kickboxing combat?