Demetrious Johnson on UFC 227 title bout: I probably tore my right LCL and broke my foot

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  1. KazDibiase

    KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    Shortly after losing his title at UFC 227, Demetrious Johnson says he’s more upset at getting injured than the somewhat disputed split decision. He says he came in 100%, but got hurt midway through the contest against Henry Cejudo.

    “I think I probably tore my right LCL, and then my right foot might be broken,” Johnson revealed during the post-fight press conference.

    “I think the right LCL probably happened in the second or third round. I remember we were scrambling, I maybe shot, and he pushed me over and I rolled over my right knee and I felt a pop. I was like ‘Yep, there goes the right LCL. Fantastic.’

    “The foot was just from kicking and kicking and kicking.”

    As for the actual decision, he almost went as far as saying he believes he won, but was humble and gracious about it all.

    “I’m fine. I’ve lost before. I lose in the gym. I’m more upset about the injuries,” Johnson said.

    “Stand up numbers, I think I outstruck him, but it happens. I don’t think judges know how to score leg kicks, but it is what it is,” he said. “It could’ve gone any way. Whether I won this fight or I lost it, I’m going to go back home and do what I usually do, spend time with my family, do some video games and go to the gym and keep on learning.

    “Of course (I want a rematch) it wasn’t like he blew me out of the water. But first thing’s first. I’m not going to sit here and (talk), I need to get healthy first.”

    https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/8/...bably-tore-my-right-lcl-and-broke-my-foot-mma
     
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    ThunderStruck Geodor GemeSianenPo

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    Kicking is so overrated. How many times fighters have hurt themselves more than they did their opponents with kicks?
     
  3. Arm Barbarian

    Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Looked like he mangled Henrys foot as well. That shit was shades of Michael Chandler.

    Tough lil mo-foz.
     
  4. Alphafail

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    Inb4 people saying he's making excuses.
     
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  5. ClosetVitorFan

    ClosetVitorFan Silver Belt

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    Injuries are worse because you can't snap back as quick and return. He's gonna be on the shelf for a while if he is right about his injuries.
     
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  6. Dark One

    Dark One Purple Belt

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    Not very often at all
     
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    ClosetVitorFan Silver Belt

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    Anderson crippled himself in a fight with a failed low leg kick. But when they land, like Vitors and Jones on DC they are epic. I think you got to be hopped up on peds for kicks to really do damage.
     
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    Dbreiden83080 Danger Zone

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    Just imagine how badly he would’ve injured himself had he actually been facing a normal sized human being.
     
  9. notori0us1

    notori0us1 Banned Banned

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    This is how a true champion handles a loss. Respect to DJ and I can't wait to see him back in there again.
     
  10. SenseiJim

    SenseiJim Green Belt

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    Now we will prob have a trilogy fight. Glad he lost it shakes up the division and make is slightly interesting at the very least
     
  11. dhack

    dhack Not really into fighting, but I love MMA

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    I think Mighty Mouse is waaay overrated. Anytime someone *starts a division*, and inherits or gains the title extremely early --> I have to wonder how strong the competition will be. The flyweight division isn't new, but in the UFC it doesn't have the pedigree of MW or LHW.

    Dang. That being said. Kinda felt MM won that fight. I mean, the takedowns were good. And established dominance - but nothing happened. I gave Cejudo the 2nd and Fourth. Tough one to score. Great fight.
     
  12. Chok Sok Te

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    Kinda sad seeing Dj lose
     
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    Well, he lost to a guy who looked like he broke his foot off mere seconds into the fight.
     
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    Funny says he doesn’t wanna make excuses yet literally makes excuses right after. Lol
     
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    He was lol

    Just watched post fight presser, “all Henry did was lay on me waaahh”

    <{cruzshake}>
     
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    Inside leg trips can mess up someone else's knees without even trying
     
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    I mean, the guy who was supposed to be the FlyW champion (Johnson was more than a 3 to 1 underdog against Benavidez, people forget that) was rated #2 in the BW division before dropping down. He essentially beat the #2 BW in the world to win the FlyW title. That's not a bad starting point for the lineage of the division.
     
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    Cejudo is a fucking beast, beat MM with basically one good foot.
     
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    HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

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    DJ took the loss like a man... handled it with class...
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  20. JayE

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    lol, that's your takeaway from that interview?
     
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    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Why is saying what happened a bad thing?
     
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    Quantum Sherdog FightClub President

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    Should get an immediate rematch imo.
     
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  24. mikesparrow

    mikesparrow Green Belt

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    No he didn't. Making excuses would be saying: I only lost because I got an injury.
     
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    Shertard, where you find the saltiest haters on the internet and losing one fight makes you over rated.
     

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