This April 7, Demetrious Johnson will have the chance to win a new title, in ONE Championship. The former UFC champion will be measured with Adriano Moraes in the main event of the evening, with a chance to win the ONE gold. Therefore, the CEO of the company, Chatri Sityodtong, spoke with the press and recalled its beginnings. In addition, he analyzed the evening that will come in a very few days.
In that sense, Sityodtong He remarked: “At the time, Ben was retired and past his prime. He had a very serious hip injury that was plaguing him. Of course, it would have been nice to see Ben in his prime without a hip injury when he entered the UFC. But he was already crippled when he entered the UFC. People didn’t even know. He couldn’t even have a proper training ground when he had his UFC fights.
“If you look at mixed martial arts, ‘DJ’ is the GOAT. No doubt. Look at your credentials. Look at his record of UFC title defenses. He has fought in ONE Championship, but still managed to win the Grand Prix and now he obviously has a world title shot in front of him. I think for me it would be a DJ, it would be ‘GSP’ (Georges St-Pierre), those are the two for me who are the true GOATs in terms of achievements in their times, “he dictated.
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What’s more, Chatri He summed up: “DJ is still approaching his prime again. In my opinion, he’s not even in his prime. I think this is a 50/50 fight and this is why: Adriano is 5ft 9, 5ft 10, a flyweight giant. Very long legs, very lanky, thin but a very large body, a very long wingspan and he is a black belt and he is an incredible striker. Fight on both sides. He has publicly stated that he says he will be the first to finish as a DJ.
Now DJ is obviously the GOAT, but this is not going to be a walk in the park. If DJ can win this, he is going to cement his status as a GOAT, but it is a very, very big challenge ahead. Ben had hip surgery and he told me that yesterday, he and I just talked, and his hip feels amazing. Let’s see how he does it against Jake Paul. That’s an entertaining boxing match, “he concluded. Chatri Sityodtong, hopeful for Demetrious Johnson.
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