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Jarred Brooks wants Demetrious Johnson next

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If ONE Strawweight MMA World Champion Jarred “The Monkey God” Brooks’ rematch with Joshua “The Passion” Pacio doesn’t materialize soon, the American has another big name in mind. 

Brooks is targeting a fight with ONE Flyweight MMA World Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, saying that it’s the only matchup he wants right now. 

“DJ is the main fight, period. I have nothing but respect for him. The way that I have been calling out, it can seem like it is disrespectful, but you’ve got to sell fights too,” he said. 

“I have nothing but love for DJ, but as far as us fighting, man, I’m here to kill you, bro. You’re literally the person I looked up to, and if I’ve gotta put the sword in you, I’ll be that person.” 

Should the fight happen, Brooks is confident that Johnson has nothing on him. 

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Sure, “Mighty Mouse” is regarded by many as the greatest MMA fighter of all time, but Brooks has an unshakable belief in himself, and that’s been one of his greatest strengths in ONE Championship so far. 

Brooks has absolutely demolished the competition in the strawweight division, winning all of his four bouts in the promotion to carry his win streak to six if we include his fights before joining ONE. 

But for Brooks, either Johnson finishes him early with a knockout, something that “Mighty Mouse” isn’t particularly known for, or Brooks eats him alive. 

“I have plans for all of [the opponents I might face] and ways to beat them. I mean, it’s either you’re going to catch me with something that is out of the blue, like a one-in-ten chance, or you’re gonna get beat by me,” he said. 

“You’re going to have to knock me out in the first round or something. So if it’s in the second round or third round, I don’t care if it is Demetrious Johnson. I believe in myself that much. And the people that don’t believe me, you just gotta wait and see.” 

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