“He’s had an amazing career but-” Demetrious Johnson wishes one thing Khabib Nurmagomedov did before retiring


“He’s had an amazing career but-” Demetrious Johnson wishes one thing Khabib Nurmagomedov did before retiring

Khabib Nurmagomedov- Demetrious Johnson

Demetrious Johnson is one fighter you cannot count out of your list of best fighters to ever compete inside the Octagon, and for him to talk about another great matters a lot. Johnson is a former UFC flyweight champion with the most title defences in the UFC history standing high at record of 11 defences. Johnson is currently fighting at ONE Championship where he last fought a mixed-rules match against Muay Thai legend Rodtang Jitmuangnon. As soon as the fight transitioned to MMA in the second round, he submitted Rodtang in this legendary superfight.

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In MMA, Johnson has secured wins over the likes of Joseph Benavidez, Henry Cejudo, Ray Borg, Tim Elliott, Wilson Reis, John Dodson and many more. Johnson is next heading up to avenge his last loss in his last fight versus Adriano Moraes, in a rematch at ONE 161. Johnson currently trains with former opponent and combat sports legend Henry Cejudo. Johnson however is still head coached by Matt Hume.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s achievements as a coach highly impresses Demetrious Johnson

Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC Hall of Fame

In an interview with Helen Yee, Jonhson talks about his upcoming fight with Moraes, how he hooked up with Cejudo for training and much more. In the midst of all, Cejudo also reacted to UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Hall of Fame induction this year based on the legacy of the Russian mixed-martial artist.

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“I mean his legacy, his career is amazing, I mean 29-0 undefeated, says Johnson “The thing that makes me sad is I wish I would’ve seen him fight more. He had a lot of injuries in the in the middle of his career in the UFC but an amazing career and you know he’s made a lot of money and for him it’s like ‘why do I need to fight, I’m happy’… and to see him you know give back to Islam Makhachev, Umar Nurmagomedov, those guys, it’s amazing because I know it takes a lot of effort to be a coach…” he continued.

What do you make of Johnson’s reaction to Nurmagomedov’s induction into the UFC Hall of Fame? Do you agree with Johnson’s thoughts on Khabib competing more before finally retiring? Where do you put Johnson and Khabib amongst the greatest mixed martial artists of all time? Do you think Johnson will avenge his loss to Adriano Moraes come August 27, 2022 at ONE 161?

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