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Demetrious Johnson explains strategic plans for matchups beyond the record

October 17 2017, 09:28 | Olive Rios

Demetrious Johnson explains strategic plans for matchups beyond the record

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McGregor wrote "Absolutely devastated upon hearing the news in Las Vegas". "I fell ill during fight week and that's something that was out of my control".

LAS VEGAS There was major drama Friday morning at the UFC 216 weigh-ins held at The Mirage. Ray Borg. With a win, the reigning UFC flyweight champion would set a new record with 12 consecutive title defenses.

The UFC's No. 1-rated pound-for-pound fighter, Johnson (26-2-1) weighed in at the flyweight limit, 125 pounds.

Ferguson's family were not injured in the attack that took place but the close call seems to have played a role in his actions this week as he got emotional during pre-fight interviews and media obligations.

That remains Ferguson's lone loss in the organization, and he was supposed to fight the unbeaten Nurmagomedov (24-0) for the interim belt at UFC 209 on March 4, but his opponent suffered from an extreme weight cut and was forced to withdraw.

Yet, Johnson won't receive the greatest share of the spotlight Saturday night.

Tomorrow night (Oct. 7), Johnson will defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight title against Ray Borg. But, this did not phase the JacksonWink fighter, and he entered the octagon as relaxed as anyone before him.

However, at least half of Saturday's main event was open to the idea of dropping down to the second-to-last fight of the night.

Tom Duquesnoy is a name to remember in the bantamweight division, and I believe that you will see him many times in the future.

Other fighters in his division expressed their displeasure with Lee. I mean, that just kind of says something where it's like, when you lose and then you win your next fight, you're only as good as your last fight.

"Ray is the most well-rounded, complete fighter that DJ has ever faced", added Gibson. I don't have an ego in trying to fight guys who are bigger than me.

"If not maybe he should go back, take a fight vs Diaz or something and show that you can beat the man because as far as I'm concerned he has lost three of his last four fights". I'm just so surprised they are still allowing this fight. Seriously. I watch a lot of movies. In his UFC debut, Duquesnoy exploded onto the scene and proved why his debut was one of the most anticipated in years. They had country music and my wife knows I like country music. My teammates know I'm the real deal.

"I like blue panties", Ferguson said. "But at the end of the day, it's not about pleasing fans for me".

"No matter what happens on Saturday, I'm going to walk away happy, knowing that I gave it my all. And you just can't hide from these people".



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