Losing may be an unfamiliar feeling for Demetrious Johnson, but he’s willing to climb back up the ladder up.
Demetrious Johnson (30-4-1) suffered the first stoppage loss of his career when he was knocked out by flyweight champion Adriano Moraes (19-3) at ONE on TNT I in April.
Following his monumental win, Moraes said he’s willing to give Johnson a rematch, but while the former longtime UFC flyweight king would like to run things back, he wouldn’t be surprised if the promotion went in a different direction.
“It’s always been my preference in all my career, even when I beat people and they’ve lost to me – I have no problem working may way back up to a title shot,” Johnnson told MMA Junkie Radio. “But if they offer it to me, I’ll take it.”
Check out Johnson’s interview in the video above, in which he touched on what it will be like to work back from the rare loss, training during the pandemic and more.