Disagree: Demetrious Johnson Calls For Urgent UFC Rules Change


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Disagree: Demetrious Johnson Calls For Urgent UFC Rules Change

Former Flyweight Champion of UFC, Demetrious Johnson, you are not in accordance with the regulations of the company. Of course, he is the current champion of the grand prix of said division in ONE Championship, but he regrets what happens at his previous company. After what was Petr Yan’s illegal knee to Aljamain Sterling, the 34-year-old American was very upset about it.

Starting with his sayings, Johnson he dictated: “Obviously, rules are established to keep athletes safe and everything that is not. I faced the exact same thing in 2013 in Chicago, UFC on FOX 6 against John Dodson. I had him against the cage, he put his hand on the ground, I didn’t take the time to see his hand on the ground and it’s not my job to look and see if his hand is on the ground. In my opinion, he was in a position of knowledge that he could defend himself.

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“I shot him in the face, John McCarthy stopped the fight and said, ‘Hey, buddy. He was a knocked down opponent. ‘ I said, ‘What the hell do you mean he’s depressed? His finger touches the ground. He is not depressed. So I’ve been through this before in the UFC. Seeing the same thing happen with Aljamain Sterling against Petr Yan, first of all, I’m a huge fan of Aljamain Sterling, ”he summed up.

Ask for a quick change

What’s more, Demetrious He also commented: “I have nothing against the boy, but every time I give my personal opinion, which you just asked, I like to do it as a neutral person. If I had friends at my house and they ask me why they gave him a DQ, well, it’s a rule that he was a knocked down opponent, that he was on the ground. Yes, he is down, but he can currently defend himself. Do I think it is a rule that needs to be changed? I think so”.

“I think it will help the fight progress, it will help keep people moving. The most important thing my coach tells me is: ‘Why should an athlete kneel down to touch the ground and dictate what I can and cannot do?’ Think about it. When my coach trains me and tells me to have that mindset, it makes sense. If I get hit in a fight and put my hands and knees on the ground, you must stop your attack. You have to rethink the attempt to continue the fight, “he closed Demetrious Johnson.

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