Even in the decline of his career, the NBA basketball player continues to remain in the center of media attention. This time with the statement that he could easily handle the UFC legend in an MMA fight.
James Johnson, who wore the jersey of as many as ten different teams during his fourteen-year NBA career, but was unable to really settle down anywhere due to his controversial character, and is currently without a team, challenged the UFC legend for no real reason Jon Jones.
During his enviable career, the latter participated in 29 fights under the auspices of the UFC and has as many as 27 victories in his collection, including 10 by knockout. But these figures apparently did not convince the 36-year-old basketball player, who is looking for media attention in every way towards the end of his career. Johnson, who has a black belt in karate and has trained in kickboxing in the past, is convinced that he could easily beat the star of MMA fights.
“I really think I’d beat him. I wouldn’t mind fighting him. I’d need a year of training. I really think I’d break him. But I’d need a year of training because I’d have to rebuild my ground defense. My chest vs. the breaststroke is good, but I know he’s good on the floor and that doesn’t suit me.” provoked by nothing, Johnson jabbed at Jones.
During his NBA career, James Johnson played for ten different teams, the longest (three and a half years) with our Goran Dragić for the Miami Heat, and was also a teammate Luke Dončić at the Dallas Mavericks. In his best season for Miami, Johnson averaged 12.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.6 rebounds per game
It was the Mavericks who brought him in as a kind of Luke’s bodyguard because of his violent past, but after only 29 games in the Dallas jersey (during which he averaged 5.7 points, 3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 17 minutes) along with To Wes Iwundu and a second-round draft pick sent to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for JJ Redick and Nicollo Melli.
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