Johnson (30-4-1), a previous longtime UFC flyweight winner, arrived up quick in his bid for One particular Championship gold on Wednesday when got concluded with strikes by Adriano Moraes (19-3) in the next spherical of their headlining bout at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
“Mighty Mouse” obtained harm with a big uppercut by Moraes, who proceeded to land a vicious knee on the ground that launched Johnson back into the cage. The Brazilian landed a few ending blows to total the monumental upset and turn out to be the first to put away the all-time wonderful within the length.
It didn’t consider prolonged for Johnson to develop into warn following being put out. He done a post-fight interview on the broadcast, then when he returned to the fighter lodge, took to social media to deliver an encouraging update on his ailment (by means of Twitter):
all great anyone back again in the resort. check out the fight. shitty day in the office environment. congratz to @adrianomkmoraes we will be back again.
— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouse) April 8, 2021
all excellent every person again in the lodge. watch the fight. shitty day in the workplace. congratz to @adrianomkmoraes we will be again.
Johnson subsequently took to Instagram, where by he elaborated on his views (through Twitter):
Demetrious Johnson reported on Instagram an hour ago he’s now viewed the combat a few situations. In all probability not an quick observe. He’s clearly handling this loss incredibly very well. pic.twitter.com/Nu3aWfrIEh
— Nick Baldwin (@NickBaldwinMMA) April 8, 2021
Johnson explained in his article-struggle job interview that, after the selection of times in which he’s competed, receiving stopped like he did was “bound to occur.”
Former UFC champ Demetrious Johnson was KO’d for the initially time in his occupation in Wednesday’s #ONEonTNT major party. 😳
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) April 8, 2021
He was in beneficial spirits, and designed no indication that the benefits hindered his passion to force forward in his A single Championship occupation.