Demetrious Johnson Opens Up After Horrific KO Loss

Demetrious Johnson suffered the first stoppage loss of his professional MMA career against Adriano Moraes in the ONE Flyweight Championship fight on TNT. It was the first time that the US audience was going to see ONE live. A historic night.

Demetrious Johnson had not lost a single fight in his ONE career. The former UFC bantamweight champion was looking to write history by grabbing a belt from other promotion along with his UFC accolades, however, failed the test against Adriano Moraes.

Demetrious Johnson at ONE

Following his first loss in ONE FC, Demetrious Johnson stated:  “All good everyone back in the hotel. watch the fight. shitty day in the office. congratz to Adriano Moraes. We will be back.” “When you are in this game for long enough it was gonna happen one day.”

Knee to a downed opponent is legal in ONE

Demetrious Johnson is in favor of knees to a downed opponent

Demetrious Johnson opined after Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling controversy, that knees to a downed opponent should be made legal in MMA. The knees on a downed opponent is still not legal in UFC. However, the move is legal in ONE.

Mighty Mouse Gets KO'd

It was after Demetrious Johnson went for the single leg to recover that Moraes connected the vicious knee to finish the fight.