When Adriano Moraes defeated flyweight great Demetrious Johnson by one knee, many fans were shocked by the turn of events. ‘Mighty Mouse’ went into the fight as a huge favorite but in the end it was ‘Mikinho’ who proved to be the better man tonight in 2021.
The two are gearing up for their rematch in the Main Event of ONE on Prime Video 1, the promotion’s highly anticipated return to US primetime. Ahead of the world flyweight title showdown, Adriano Moraes spoke to Denise Salcedo about their first meeting and the aftermath of a stunning second-round knockout.
“A lot of people were so shocked. A lot of people can’t believe it, and a lot of people have sent messages saying, “Hey, I lost money man.” [and] ‘Hey, I got a lot of money with your win, thanks Adriano!’ But the main feeling was that people are shocked. And that was good, you know, I was able to help ONE championship [become a top trend in Twitter] when they tweeted about this knockout. I could help the company get high, you know?”
Speaking further about his ONE on TNT I meeting with Johnson, Moraes said:
“I just showed the power of ONE Championship, [that] There are killers everywhere in other organizations, you know, not just in the UFC. And that’s really good, it’s not just for me, it’s good for my family, for the fans, for the division and for everyone who appreciates our job.”
Watch the full interview with Moraes below:
Adriano Moraes hopes to repeat the incredible feeling of their first fight when they meet again at ONE on Prime Video 1
Returning to the circle with Demetrious Johnson on August 26, Adriano Moraes is hoping to repeat the success he had the first time. ‘Mikinho’ continued his chat with Denise Salcedo on how he felt after his first game against ‘Mighty Mouse’ and the impact it had on his career:
“It was an amazing moment for my career to win [an all-time great]. Kind of like a good finish and it was an amazing feeling.”
Moraes has another opportunity to improve his mixed martial arts record when 200 million Amazon Prime subscribers watch the promotion debut on the streaming platform later this month.
With two wins over one of the pound for pound greatest fighters of all time, there would be no further doubt that “Mikinho” is one of the greatest fighters on planet earth.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/mma/news-one-championship-adriano-moraes-happy-prove-killers-outside-ufc?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Adriano Moraes happy to prove that there are ‘killers’ outside of the UFC