Third, if KongThailand can keep the fight on the outside will he be able to outstrike the American? everything. Is that still a fight you want, that rematch? Q2: I always ask this, how did you find out the news that you had been signed in the UFC? Like Mr Adversity, like people were writing him off and hes the [a] dominant UFC champion now, and he looks great. Q6: Well I was going to say, your buddys going to win a lot of money here. Whether you are new to MMA or a veteran fan , it is open to everyone. Hes adept at keeping his head over his opponents shoulders while scoring knees and landing throws. This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. Facebook A: People like to create a narrative, for people, before they've done much of anything, it happens a lot. With Muhammed, his keys to victory are a lot more different than mine, [and] for me I feel like he only has a couple of ways to go. And I think Mokaev is a great fighter, I still think the lines off here, you know, like him being an almost 4:1 favor. Whilst an official location, billing, or venue for the showcase has yet to be determined by the promotion, multiple reports have confirmed that a London return for the UFC is currently targeted for July 23. He was familiar with the coaches out there as well, and I was out there because I was on sponsorship with Tiger Muay Thai since the try-outs. I dont think its much less about experience, I think its more about, well see what he does with adversity. I think were going to put up such a good fight, that both of us is [are] going to have momentum moving forward. (18:01). We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Multiple sources confirmed the match-up to Cageside Press, speaking on condition of anonymity as the bout is yet to be officially announced. Johnson took some time off from MMA to box, and returned to the sport last year to become an MMA champion. Did Khamzat Chimaev Show Up to Train, Or Scout for Darren Till? He doesnt have a strong list of opponents that hes fought, you have, you fought Brandon Royval. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 6-0 as a professional, Mokaev, a decorated IMMAF (International Mixed Martial Arts Federation) gold medalist and veteran, enjoyed a storied, unbeaten amateur career prior to his professional bow back in August 2020. Undefeated flyweight prospect, Muhammad Mokaev is slated for his second Octagon outing on July 23. Charles Johnson vs. Shannon Ross Set for Contender Series on August 2, Bellator 283: Jaylon Bates Is Ready to Let Everyone Know He, UFC Londons Charles Johnson Not Buying People Afraid of Mokaev, UFC London: Mandy Bohm Has Moved From Germany To Las Vegas, UFC London: Muhammad Mokaev Says He Will Finish Charles Johnson Inside, UFC Vegas 59: Erick Gonzalez Believes UFC Testing Him By Booking, Night Full of Finishes at Invicta FC 48 Capped Off By, Invicta FC 48: Tennant vs. Rubin Live Stream and Results, UFC Long Island: Main Event Fizzles Due to Ortega Injury, Yair, UFC Long Island: Amanda Lemos Submits Michelle Waterson-Gomez, Ref Nearly Misses, The Ultimate Fighter 30, Episode 12 The Broken, the Beaten, UFC Long Island: Ortega and Rodriguez Collide As Their Division Mulls, The Ultimate Fighter 30, Episode 11 Family Ties, Former WSOF Champ, UFC Bantamweight Title Challenger Marlon Moraes Retires, Hailey Cowan vs. Claudia Leite Booked for Contender Series on August 16, TTP Ep. He thinks that things will be, I dont know man. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. Because I think the women are really far behind her in that weight class. Also after meeting the head trainer, I didnt resonate well with the energy he was giving off so I decided to stop by, Sitjaopho. of Sitjaopho Gym and became one of the top fighters at Max Muay Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors. Q: Well and not just that, youre fighting him in London, hes from London, hes a young guy. Youve fought in [the] LFA, you did those reps early on, how much will that play into this fight [do] you think? It does not store any personal data. This fight will answer a lot of questions that have been sitting on the minds of Muay Thai fans.
Will meet LFA champ Charles Johnson (@InnerGMMA) on July 23. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customized ads. Charles, how are you doing man? The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary". Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedbacks, and other third-party features. A: Yeah thats my home gym, I just came out there to take the opportunity, with Jordan Burroughs specifically. So when they said Muhammed Mokaev July 23rd, I knew exactly who it was and what I was in store for. Any social media? Did you see the betting odds? Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. Even from the beginning, I felt more natural with the standup aspect of the training and so I ended up transitioning to a pure Muay Thai gym. By clicking Accept, you consent to the use of all such cookies. Report | Muhammad Mokaev Returns, Meets Charles Johnson At UFC Event On Shane Burgos Edges Out Charles Jourdain In Close Thriller UFC Long Island Highlights, Khamzat Chimaev Predicts 'Funeral' For Nate Diaz Ahead Of UFC 279 Headlining Clash, Alexander Volkanovski Targets 2023 UFC Lightweight Title Pursuit In Australia Homecoming, Darren Till Explains Why He Will Not Be Cornering Chris Curtis, Jack Hermansson Anticipated Darren Till Pulling Out Of UFC London: I Wasnt Surprised, Undefeated 2-Division Champion Reinier de Ridder Targeting A Third Belt Before Fighting Israel Adesanya, Michael Chandler Hunts Conor McGregor Clash: Its The Biggest Fight In MMA Right Now, Brendan Schaub Picks Conor McGregor To Fight Tony Ferguson Next: You Gotta Get A Win, quickfire guillotine win over Cody Durden. I know youve been in enemy territory before, but to have your debut be like that, what are your feelings on that? Whos going to be in your corner? But even he's never going to be Khabib, you know? You know, Mokaevs got the amateur experience, that was one of the things with him, you know. The casual MMA fans have already related them to Khabib, you know, nobody's going to be Khabib.
Hes been around top-notch talent, he knows what it looks like, he knows what it feels like. I checked this morning, youre like plus 325, did you know that? You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Among them, flyweight action will see Charles Johnson face Shannon Ross in a fight that will be happening on August 2, 2022. Seeing what it felt like, and I was already new there, I wanted to get a lot of wrestling in this camp. Was it an email or phonecall, take me through when you found out and signed the pen to paper. They had an event with Kyle Snyder and JDen Cox, and me and him [Burroughs] had a great conversation and he invited me out here, and I stayed in contact and then I came out here, you know, at the start of camp to, you know, keep building that relationship and also see if theres something I can do more in the future. family from their Texas home and moved to Thailand. Is that still a fight you want, that rematch? Ross, 32-years-old, is 5-1 in his last six bouts and is coming off a big win for UAE Warriors. It only takes three and youre right there. Q5: Yeah absolutely, and just [one] last thing on the match up, do you know youre like a 3:1 underdog? Q1: Im doing awesome, I know Its been a while since you got signed in the UFC. A: No, I dont care anything with that loss, it was a great fight, me and him were both great. Lately, its shown tremendously. Thai fighter, father, and husband, he wanted more. However, something within me knew I would regret the decision for the rest of my life. Fighting is one of those sports where betting lines get very blurry really fast, unless youre a Valentina Shevchenko. I had huge responsibilities; being a full time parent, husband, working a 12 hour graveyard shift and coming off my first loss, I was on the verge of calling it quits. Were you familiar with him? Q8: Its true, you really do see when a fighter is made up of adversity, a prime example of this is Charles Oliveria. (0:13). When he went pro he had all these fights under his belt, but if you look at his pro career, you mentioned Cody Durden. He hasnt fought in roughly a year and half due to fights being scrapped. He trained out Q16: A past opponent I just mentioned in this interview, Brandon Royval. (14:28). Presenting a sizeable threat to Mokaevs undefeated record on paper, Johnson, a trainee of Tiger Muay Thai boasts an 11-2 professional record. This means we havent seen what hes capable of in the later rounds, especially if someone can wrap him up inside the clinch and grind him down. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously. But why there, I believe the last time we talked, you were training with Joaquin Buckley and those guys over in Michigan. When he went pro he had all these fights under his belt, but if you look at his pro career, you mentioned Cody Durden. James Lynch from Sportskeeda MMA caught up with former LFA flyweight champion Charles 'InnerG' Johnson. He uprooted his Islam Makchev is great, I saw him on the mats in Tiger Muay Thai, I think he has a chance to do some really special things. It's nice and cool to see a really young kid like him, if he was in any other weight class, I'd probably be rooting for him. He doesnt have a strong list of opponents that hes fought. Because for me in the flyweight division its three fights you know? However, upon my arrival it was NOTHING like the website entailed.
Its in this space he also explodes with the elbows. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance". In 2020 when I was in Tiger Muay Thai, he came out there for a few weeks, and he had been there before. First, both Johnson and KongThailand have similar styles they prefer the Muay Femur or Smart Fighting style. Im Tee Jay, originally from, Houston, TX and Ive been training since Muay Thai since2010; however, I didnt begin to take it seriously until around January 2013. (5:17). So the moment you decide to be at flyweight you're already in competition to me, and so. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. So I think theres a point there for sure. Like thats a crazy line in my opinion. As for your timeline in [for] 2022, would you like to get in a couple of more this year? You have entered an incorrect email address!