Jordan Johnson made his UFC debut at UFC On Fox 23 this past January, where he defeated Luis Henrique Da Silva by decision. Johnson has a goal in mind each time he enters the octagon.
“I’m just here to whoop ass, dude,” Johnson said to MMA Junkie. “That’s it. So all these other guys can do that, and maybe some other people can get caught up with what’s going on and let their emotions take over, but I know this where I’m supposed to be, what I’m supposed to be doing, so that’s it. I think that’s just kind of the way I’m wired. I save it for the fight. I don’t think there’s no reason to be acting kind of like an asshole before the fight. And once I get in the cage my energy picks up, and I’m excited, and that’s where I use my energy.”
Johnson fought at elevation in Denver, Colorado against Da Silva, something every fighter had to deal with that night.
“He could’ve been in the best shape of his life and I still would have whooped his ass,” Johnson said. “You look at the first round, everyone’s in shape for the first round, he was throwing this hard and I won all the exchanges on the feet. I scored all the takedowns. I went for all the submissions. No matter who you are, you take someone off the couch and put them in the cage, they’re going to fight, they’re going to be in shape for four, five minutes. So, I beat the (expletive) out of him in the first round. I continued to do it. As he started going down, I kept controlling the fight. So, I would have whooped his ass regardless.”
Johnson was also the final Resurrection Fighting Alliance Light Heavyweight Champion, the promotion has since merged with the Legacy Fighting Championships.