Michael Johnson On Potential Zabit Bout: ‘We Talked About It’

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Michael Johnson On Potential Zabit Bout: ‘We Talked About It’

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Michael Johnson desires to struggle his strategy to the highest of the featherweight division and Zabit Magmomedsharipov could very nicely be his subsequent roadblock.

Johnson is coming off a unanimous resolution victory over Artem Lobov. It’s Johnson second straight victory following a three-fight skid. “The Menace” feels he’s able to up the competitors once more at 145 kilos. If Johnson is to be believed, then he could also be sharing the Octagon with a sizzling prospect from Russia.

Michael Johnson Discusses Potential Zabit Combat

Johnson just lately appeared on MMAJunkie Radio. On the present, Johnson was requested about Magomedsharipov as a possible opponent. “The Menace” revealed that talks did certainly go down:

“We talked about it. It might happen; it might not. …I’ve got to get back up to the top, so they’ve got to be closer to the top. … If they’ve got room for me [at UFC 232], they know I’m always interested in fights.”

Many are praising Magomedsharipov for his inventive putting and grappling. Many consider the featherweight could possibly be the subsequent large factor at 145 kilos. After all the hype prepare doesn’t all the time attain its vacation spot, however many consider that the 16-1 fighter can break the glass ceiling and finally turn into the featherweight ruler.

Whether or not or not that occurs stays to be seen, however Johnson would function a strong take a look at for the Russian. Johnson could not have the grappling to match Magomedsharipov, however he’s all the time a risk on the toes. Time will inform who’s subsequent for Johnson.

Do you assume Michael Johnson vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov ought to be booked?

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