UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson may hold a 17-2-1 record and own wins over the likes of Miguel Torres, Ian McCall, John Dodson, and Joseph Benavidez, but donâ€™t expect top contender John Moraga (13-1) to cower in the title-holderâ€™s shadow when they square off next month. As far as Moraga is concerned, Johnson is talented from a technical perspective but leaves a lot to be desired in terms of how he approaches competition.
â€œHe just bounces around. He runs around too much. He donâ€™t fight. He donâ€™t put on exciting fights. Heâ€™s got a lot of technique and skill, but he doesnâ€™t go in there and try to finish people.â€
â€œI don’t think he’s that fast. I think he has good timing.â€
â€œMy main thing is I donâ€™t want to go out there and put on boring fights. For this fight, who knows how itâ€™s going to play out? Once we get in there, weâ€™ll adapt to whatever we need to. I know Iâ€™m going to have be a little bit patient because he moves around so much and doesnâ€™t get the fight going right away as far as big, heavy exchanges or anything like that.â€
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