Former UFC flyweight superstar Demetrious Johnson is set to make his debut at ONE Championship when he takes on Yuya Wakamatsu in the World Grand Prix later this month.
This will mark another chapter in a colorful career that has earned Johnson (27-3-1) the tag of being one of the best pound for-pound fighters in the history of mixed martial arts.
His road before getting to ONE and UFC, however, seems like a part of a book that has rarely been read.
In a sit-down interview with FOX Sports Asia, Johnson talks about how he started getting into MMA, his wrestling background, and early career losses and setbacks. The 32-year-old also discussed UFC’s move to dissolve the flyweight division and how sports fans shouldn’t see ONE FC as ‘the lesser road’ in professional MMA.