ONE Strawweight champion Joshua Pacio is interested in a submission grappling match with Demetrious Johnson. Pacio revealed the same during his recent interview with ONE Championship and said that he would like to test himself against the Mighty Mouse.
“For me, I really want to grapple with DJ. Maybe we can do submission grappling. I want to test myself against him in a straight 12-minute grappling match. I think that would be the most unforgettable 12 minutes of my life,” Pacio said.
He further went on to add that it would be a learning experience for him if the fight happens.
“I’ll prepare for it. I’ll make sure that it won’t be a walk in the park, and I’m excited to showcase my grappling skills against him. At the same time, I’ll also learn from the GOAT,” the Filipino said.
Speaking further, he gave his thoughts on the Rodtang vs. Demetrious Johnson match and said that he expected DJ to win the fight.
“I sort of expected DJ to come away with the win, but that first round [of Muay Thai] was amazing. Rodtang ate a lot of shots, and I read one comment from DJ that he’s really got a chin, so he really made sure to finish it in the [MMA] second round to avoid the third round. It was a great match,” Pacio added.
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