Demetrious Johnson lives a very different life since he lost his belt in ONE Championship. The former champion and legend of UFC He has shown enormous humility, which has always accompanied him. Therefore, in a dialogue with MMA Junkie, the aforementioned made it clear what he thinks about the belt and what may happen soon in his professional career.
In the beginning, Johnson He said: «From 2012 to 2018, I was the champion in UFC. I’ve been in the game for a long time. I feel like spending time with my kids is beyond anything I can accomplish in mixed martial arts. I love being a father, I love being at home with the children. I still love to compete, but I know that window, my transition from being a competitor, the reality is that it will come to an end in the next few years.
“I don’t have fights scheduled, so I’m not even thinking about fighting. I’m in the gym working out to stay healthy and fresh because it’s my lifestyle, but I’m not in the gym like ‘I can’t wait to get a title shot’. That’s not the kind of person I am. I am more focused on my children and what I am going to do, planning their birthday parties, etc. Things could change, “he dictated.
Will come back stronger
In addition, Demetrious He said: “At the end of the day, I feel like there are other people who deserve it more. Just because it has a name doesn’t guarantee me a title shot. I’ve always been like this, even when I was champion. So for me, I’m not even focused on who my next fight will be. I know it will be in the fall or winter. So for me, I’ll see what ONE Championship He offers me and we will leave from there ».
I mean I just finished and I have no problem getting back up. I’m in no rush to become world champion again. I am enjoying my time in mixed martial arts with the time I have left. We’ll see what happens. I’m not sitting here waiting or gambling on one. I am relaxing and seeing what comes my way », concluded the legendary Demetrious Johnson.
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