Jordan Johnson has set the bar for himself very high.
And now that he is competing in the UFC’s light heavyweight division, he expects nothing but the best.
Johnson remained unbeaten this past weekend with a victory over Adam Milstead at UFC 222, improving to 3-0 with the UFC.
The win, though, wasn’t one that left “Big Swinging” very happy afterwards.
“I can finish that dude,” Johnson said (thanks to MMAjunkie for the quotes). “Nine out of 10 times, and that was that one time I didn’t finish him. It should be.
“I think the interview last time was pretty similar to this,” he said. “I’ve just got to do a lot better. I’m a lot better than that. The (expletive)-talk is done. Me and Adam went back and forth, but the truth is, I’m a lot better than him. There’s no comparison with me and him. There should never be a split decision. That was a unanimous decision. (Expletive), I’ll go watch it. Maybe I’m wrong. But that should have been a finish.”
Johnson was state champion wrestler in Illinois in high school before moving to Iowa his senior year. He signed with the University of Iowa and was a two-time University Nationals All-American in freestyle.
In 2013, Johnson entered into the world of MMA and won his first three fights at heavyweight as an amateur. He turned pro a year later and was the final fighter to hold the Resurrection Fighting Alliance heavyweight title.