Thursday, October 29, 2020

Johnny Walker Not Rushing UFC Return, Wants Jon Jones Before End Of Year

Rising UFC light heavyweight star Johnny Walker isn't rushing his return to the Octagon, and wants to fight Jon Jones before year's end.

Johnny Walker isn’t rushing his UFC return following shoulder surgery. Walker has been running through the UFC’s light heavyweight division with relative ease. In his last outing, he dispatched of Misha Cirkunov in 36 seconds. However, he suffered an injury after the fight during his celebration.

Walker did the worm inside the cage, and hurt his shoulder, which subsequently required surgery. Speaking to TMZ Sports, Walker revealed that he’s eying a return in two to three months, but has to see his doctor first. In the end, the Brazilian isn’t rushing anything, as he wants to ensure he’s 100 percent before jumping back into the Octagon:

“I see the doctor tomorrow. Maybe two months, three months, but no rush. I want to heal properly, still come back soon than hurt again, you know? The doctor have very good job, the surgery was a success,” Walker said. “I can’t wait to come back, man. I need to beat somebody.”

Walker has been hyped up for a possible fight with division king Jon Jones. Given Walker’s size, athleticism, and ability to finish fights quickly, many believe the 27-year-old could be the one to finally hand Jones his first legitimate loss in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.

In regards to when that fight might happen, Walker is hoping to see it before the end of the year. But he’d like to get at least one or two more fights under his belt before doing so:

“I hope the end of this year. I hope make one or two fights before meet him. I wish Santos won, cause he’s Brazilian, sure, he’s a great fighter. But, on the other side, I don’t want he won, I want Jon Jones keep – because I want to beat Jon Jones.”

What do you make of Walker saying he wants to fight Jones before the year is up?

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