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Demetrious Johnson details his fight camp plans for trilogy fight

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon19 December 2022

In order to successfully defend his ONE Flyweight World Title for the first time on May 5, 2023, Demetrious Johnson must make some important decisions.

The main event of ONE on Prime Video 10 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, will feature a big trilogy bout between "Mighty Mouse" and Brazilian superstar Adriano Moraes.

Since Colorado is the state with the highest elevation in the nation, Johnson is carefully considering his strategy for what will be a historic night as the promotion's first live event in the United States.

At a height of about 6,800 feet, the MMA great must first determine his best course of action and ensure that his legendary conditioning is in tip-top shape.

“I just have to decide if I want to get there early or not. I fought in Broomfield, Colorado, before when I was still kind of young in my career. I’m going back out to Arizona to get ready for my fight and do my pre-camp with Henry [Cejudo]. After that, I’m going to sit down with the wife and do two weeks out there and see if it makes a difference,” Johnson said in an interview with ONE Championship.

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While the opportunity to adjust would offer Johnson an advantage, he is a busy athlete and father with children to raise in addition to his many daily obligations.

"Mighty Mouse" believes he has the experience to deal with everything that might come his way inside the Circle, even though he is unable to spend as much time as he would want getting his body ready for the various oxygen demands in the mountainous western state.

“Now, being 36, I understand how to fight and how to pace myself while pushing the pace. We haven’t crossed that bridge yet. I’m still trying to figure it out, [but] I’m not too worried about it. I’m gonna train my ass off and go out there and fight,” he added.

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