Michael Johnson Angling For Fight With Nate Diaz
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.02.2014
Would you want to see it?
MMA Junkie reports that while Michael Johnson (12-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) wants a shot at the UFC lightweight title, he's also considering future opponents to help him get that shot. Johnson defeated Joe Lauzon in August then knocked out Gleison Tibau on December 28 at UFC 168. He now seems to want a fight with Nate Diaz (17-9 MMA, 12-7 UFC).
He wrote on Twitter:
Trying to get on a serious streak here everyone retweet if u would like to see me fight @NateDiaz209@danawhite id love this match up!!
Diaz is currently 2-1 in his last three fights after a stoppage (via punches) of Gray Maynard in November at the Ultimate Fighter 18 finale. The fight won "knockout of the night", his 11th UFC fight night bonus but his first for a knockout. He hasn't been booked since the fight but has said he will be lightweight for his foreseeable future.
He added: "I do have a lot of losses on my record and other people have a lot of s–t to talk about me losing fights, but if you take a look at my record compared to other people's records, for every two fights [they fight], I've fought six, seven times."