New challenge for Johnson
Legendary UFC fighter Demetrius Johnson will have his second fight in the ONE Championship promotion on December 5. The 35-year-old athlete nicknamed “Mouse” will meet with the champion of the organization in Muay Thai – Rodtang Jitmuangnon.
It is curious that the fight will be held according to unusual rules: four rounds are planned, where MMA and Thai boxing will alternate. The first and third rounds will be held according to the rules of MMA, the second and fourth – according to the rules of Muay Thai.
Recall that Johnson unexpectedly lost his first fight under the auspices of the ONE Championship, losing to Adriano Moraes. In the third minute, Demetrius decided to attack, which was unsuccessful, got another jab towards the head and fell to the canvas. Moraesh rushed to finish off the opponent, Johnson tried to get up, was on his knees facing Adriano and received a heavy knee blow to the head, followed by finishing.
According to Johnson, he would like to try himself in Muay Thai: “I think I have the skills to do it. I think the first thing I want to do is take the ONE Championship in MMA. One of the great things about ONE is that they give fighters the freedom to get stuck in one fighting discipline. I am sure that I will want to play according to the rules of Muay Thai, but the management of the promotion will not mind it.”