Michael Johnson is only interested in fighting top 10 competition at featherweight.
Johnson made some waves when he announced plans to move down to the 145-pound division. Since making the reveal, “The Menace” hasn’t had much luck in receiving bout offers that interest him.
During a recent appearance on MMA Junkie Radio, Johnson talked about what’s he’s looking for when he makes his featherweight debut:
“The guys need to be in the top 10. I’ve fought so many people at 155 (pounds) over and over again, it’s almost a waste of time. I can’t do it at 145. I’m 31. I’m not at a point where I want to fight everybody in the 145-pound division. I need to fight the top guys, get in there and get out, and get my title shot.”
He went on to say that fans are looking for fresh match-ups at 145 pounds.
“I think we’ve gotten to a time where everybody at the top of the 145-pound division has fought each other. Nobody wants to see those rematches down there. So a new face, a new look, some new excitement at 145 sounds perfect.”