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 don’t expect top contender John Moraga (13-1) to cower in the title-holder’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.
“He just bounces around. He runs around too much. He don’t fight. He don’t put on exciting fights. He’s got a lot of technique and skill, but he doesn’t go in there and try to finish people.”
“I don’t think he’s that fast. I think he has good timing.”
“My main thing is I don’t want to go out there and put on boring fights. For this fight, who knows how it’s going to play out? Once we get in there, we’ll adapt to whatever we need to. I know I’m going to have be a little bit patient because he moves around so much and doesn’t get the fight going right away as far as big, heavy exchanges or anything like that.”
PHOTO CREDIT: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports