MMA: Demetrious Johnson ready to be a hero

American not underestimating One's quality ahead of Dawn of Heroes bout with Wada

Mixed martial arts fighter Demetrious Johnson training inside a cage ahead of One's Dawn of Heroes event in Manila today. He will take on Japan's Tatsumitsu Wada in the semi-final of the grand prix tournament.
Mixed martial arts fighter Demetrious Johnson training inside a cage ahead of One's Dawn of Heroes event in Manila today. He will take on Japan's Tatsumitsu Wada in the semi-final of the grand prix tournament.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE KIAT

In Demetrious Johnson's own words, he is "loving every bit" of his time in One Championship since joining from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in October last year.

Well, maybe except for one thing - the choice of music the mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter gets to pick to accompany him to the cage.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2019, with the headline 'Johnson ready to be a hero'. Subscribe