Demetrious Johnson Likes Fighting on Fox Cards
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.18.2013
He’d also like to fight again in April…
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson recently discussed his recent performance, knocking out Joseph Benavidez in the main event of UFC on Fox 9. He also discussed his thoughts on fighting on Fox cards rather than PPV main events. Below are some highlights.
Johnson on fighting on Fox: "I like fighting on FOX. I don't want to say I've graduated from there. It's a great platform for me to get noticed by everybody, and I could do a lot more growing up on FOX as well."
Johnson on getting to fight on PPV: "[Pay-per-view] is a product of me fighting on FOX and hoping they like me. I know when GSP first came out, nobody knew who he was or liked him. But then eventually people started to grow to love him, and everybody loves GSP now."
Johnson on when he'd like to fight again: "I would love to get back in there maybe April," Johnson said. "But it's all up to the UFC. [Lineker and Bagautinov] fight Feb. 1, so hopefully somebody gets knocked out, and I can get back in there earlier."