For the primary time in his profession, Demetrious Johnson was KO’ed at ONE on TNT 1.
Demetrious Johnson has made a profession of being unstoppable. Certain, he’s misplaced earlier than, however by no means positively. He at all times walked by any impediment and got here out the opposite aspect standing. Johnson lived as much as his Mighty Mouse persona as a lot as anybody might. He was unstoppable till he wasn’t. At ONE on TNT 1, Johnson was stopped for the primary time in his profession by Adriano Moraes with a devastating knee.
The knee got here when Johnson was on the bottom, and the shot rocked Johnson again and down onto the mat, the place the combat was rapidly halted. Johnson was capable of stand upright after, nevertheless, and even appeared absolutely conscious of what was occurring round him. Regardless of the viciousness of the strike, Johnson appeared okay.
So it wasn’t too shocking to listen to Johnson tweet out simply that afterward, taking to Twitter to reassure his followers that he was okay after the violent KO.
The knee to a down opponent will certainly spark some conversations in regards to the legitimacy or necessity of such a violent transfer, however the transfer is authorized and within the eyes of some, needs to be. For Johnson, nevertheless, his undefeated run in ONE Championship is over and now it’s again to the drafting board.
Johnson will certainly get one other high-profile combat sooner reasonably than later. He’s considered one of ONE Championship’s greatest attracts and contemplating how very important he’s to the expansion of the model in the USA, there needs to be a need to get him booked as quickly as attainable, as soon as he’s healed. It appears unlikely he’d get an computerized rematch with Moraes, nevertheless, as Johnson was defeated honest and sq..
For Moraes, he had his greatest profession win to this point, defeating the king of the Western flyweights in definitive trend, leaving little doubt that he was the higher fighter at ONE on TNT 1.