Jarred Brooks eyeing showdown with MMA GOAT Demetrious Johnson: “DJ is the main fight, period”

By BJPENN.COM Staff - November 15, 2023

Jarred Brooks harbors a specific ambition in ONE Championship to face none other than the legendary Demetrious Johnson.

Jarred Brooks

“The Monkey God” has already carved a path of success as the ONE Strawweight MMA World Champion.

After defeating most of the top names in his division, Brooks is not content with resting on his laurels.

Eager for new challenges, he is eyeing a move up to flyweight. He’s driven by the desire to pursue championship gold held by Johnson.

“DJ is the main fight, period. I have nothing but respect for him. The way that I have been calling out, it can seem like it is disrespectful, but you’ve got to sell fights too,” he said.

Brooks respects Johnson and his accomplishments. However, he sees “Mighty Mouse” as the ultimate test that will solidify his place in MMA history.

“I have nothing but love for DJ, but as far as us fighting, man, I’m here to kill you, bro. You’re literally the person I looked up to, and if I’ve got to put the sword in you, I’ll be that person,” he said.

Jarred Brooks confident he can beat Demetrious Johnson

Jarred Brooks doesn’t fear the aura surrounding Demetrious Johnson. Instead, he believes he has the skills to defy the odds and emerge victorious against the all-time MMA GOAT.

“I have plans for all of [the opponents I might face] and ways to beat them. I mean, it’s either you’re going to catch me with something that is out of the blue, like a one-in-10 chance, or you’re going to get beat by me,” he said.

“You’re going to have to knock me out in the first round or something. If it’s in the second round or third round – I don’t care if it is Demetrious Johnson – I believe in myself that much. And the people that don’t believe me, you just got to wait and see.”


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