Johnson Talks Injury To Cejudo
While Demetrious Johnson may not be happy he lost his title at UFC 227, he’s more upset that he got injured in his split decision loss to Henry Cejudo.
“I think I probably tore my right LCL, and then my right foot might be broken,” Johnson revealed during the post-fight press conference.
“I think the right LCL probably happened in the second or third round. I remember we were scrambling, I maybe shot, and he pushed me over and I rolled over my right knee and I felt a pop. I was like ‘Yep, there goes the right LCL. Fantastic.’
“The foot was just from kicking and kicking and kicking.”
While he believes he won against Cejudo, he’s not gonna kick up a fit about it.
“I’m fine. I’ve lost before. I lose in the gym. I’m more upset about the injuries,” Johnson said.
“Stand up numbers, I think I outstruck him, but it happens. I don’t think judges know how to score leg kicks, but it is what it is,” he said. “It could’ve gone any way. Whether I won this fight or I lost it, I’m going to go back home and do what I usually do, spend time with my family, do some video games and go to the gym and keep on learning.
“Of course (I want a rematch) it wasn’t like he blew me out of the water. But first thing’s first. I’m not going to sit here and (talk), I need to get healthy first.”
Quotes transcribed by: Bloody Elbow