UFC on FOX 24: Demetrious Johnson Open Workout
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson shows off his striking skills for the fans Thursday afternoon at UFC on FOX 24’s open workouts.
“I think I’m one of the best in the world – there’s not another guy out there who can mix it up as good as I can,” Johnson told MMAjunkie today after a workout in support of his Saturday UFC on FOX 24 headliner in Kansas City, Mo.
“I’ve been in fights when I’ve gotten dropped multiple times in a fight,” he said. “It’s always funny – (people) look back at the Tim Elliott fight and go, ‘Oh, that 1:45 was the toughest test (of your career),’ and I go, ‘You must’ve forgot about my first (John) Dodson fight, my friend. Or my Dominick Cruz fight. Or my Brad Pickett fight.’ But I always remember the past and remember what I did to get here.
“If I get dropped, I’ll make adjustments. If a guy keeps taking me down, I’ll make adjustments. It’s always about making adjustments, and I think there aren’t a lot of guys out there who can make those adjustments in the fight.”
“At the end of the day, it’s another title fight for me,” Johnson said. “One of my coaches told me a great quote: ‘Don’t celebrate when you’re in the end zone unless you don’t plan on being in there again.’ I plan on being in this position for a long time in my career.”