Fight Night 135 features an exciting co-main event as former lightweight contender Michael ‘The Menace’ Johnson takes on Team Alpha male prospect Andre ‘Touchy’ Fili (18-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC) this weekend.
Johnson (17-13 MMA, 9-9 UFC) according to many, hasn’t really paid justice to the potential he has. With 1-5 in his last six fights, Johnson understands the fact that he has his back against the wall.
“Every fight is a must-win situation, but at the end of the day I’m gonna give it a hundred and ten percent because this is,” Johnson said. “I’m at three fights in a row and my back’s against the wall. Regardless of if I’m one of the more exciting fighters in both divisions and I always come to fight, you have to hold up. You have to win, you have to be there and you have to put up the numbers. It’s a business. If I’m not putting up the numbers, I’m expendable, and I can’t be that way. So I have to go in there and show these people that I’m not going anywhere. I’m here to stay and I’m back on track.”
UFC: Michael Johnson vs. Andre Fili set for UFC Lincoln in August