“Dude could KO Makhachev”: UFC fans go wild as ‘Enigma’ Michael Johnson inks new 5 fight deal

Michael Johnson, a UFC star from St. Louis, has recently signed a new 5-fight contract with the promotion. Despite facing multiple unfavorable results and a decline in performance in recent times. The fighter has been given a second chance by the promotion.

Johnson has had some unfortunate and controversial losses. Including his defeat against Jamie Mullarkey last year.

Michael Johnson

Although the fighter had won only three out of his previous eight fights. His victory against Marc Diakiese in December 2022 revitalized his career. The promotion recognized his potential and gave him a chance to prove his fighting abilities.

The lightweight fighter, who is nearing the end of his career, turned to MMA as a means to channel his anger in a physical manner. He is now 36 years old and has expressed his discontent with the UFC’s sponsorship deal with Prime.

His journey with the UFC began in 2010 when he participated in Season 12 of The Ultimate Fighter.

What did Michael Johnson say about a New Deal?

Although the specifics of the agreement are unclear, the fighter with a record of 21 wins and 18 losses expressed his joy on Instagram.

Thus, he wrote, “Let them think we’re done!! Not done by a long shot!! We’re just getting started! New five fight deal✅, New fight contract✅, It’s All about business!✅💰💰”

Representing Sanford MMA, the fighter now has a sequence of five fights to deliver thrilling performances and secure his place in the history of MMA.

Michael Johnson

Johnson began his career as a runner-up on TUF S12 and demonstrated glimpses of excellence against well-known opponents. In fact, his match against Justin Gaethje in 2017 was so impressive that it earned him the Fight of the Year award.

Notably, the fighter also achieved an impressive victory over Dustin Poirier in 2016 and competed against renowned fighters such as Beneil Dariush and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Unfortunately, his career never quite took off, but with his new contract, he may have a final opportunity to entertain fans and leave a lasting impression.

Although some fans were delighted about the new contract, others highlighted the fighter’s inconsistent performances. Interestingly, this unpredictability has become a defining feature of his time in the UFC.

Will Michael manage to find his old form? Will he enter the championship run? Let us know your opinion in the comments.

Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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