Michael Johnson Talks About The Rivalry Between The Blackzilians and American Top Team
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.19.2013
Showcased at UFC 168...
In an interview with >MMA Junkie, Michael Johnson (13-8 MMA, 5-4 UFC) spoke about the rivalry between his team The Blackzilians and his UFC 168 opponent Gleison Tibau (28-9 MMA, 12-6 UFC), American Top Team.
On if there actually is a rivalry: "We're all friends, kind of. We're all cordial. There are mutual friends between me and Tibau. But you can say there's definitely a rivalry for the best MMA school in Florida, which we are."
On the importance of his fight: "There's definitely going to be a lot of eyes on this fight. It's going to be interesting. To me, it's more than just me and Tibau in there fighting. I don't know if he thinks that, but I'm definitely thinking that. It's bigger than just me and him."
On why he'll win: "The big difference between strength and speed … is that his strength is going to wear off. My speed won't. … His strength will wear away. We've seen that, and we all know that. He knows that. And that's what it's all going to come down to."