Timothy Johnson Happy With Role In UFC Heavyweight Division


Timothy Johnson earned his third victory in the UFC when he defeated Daniel Omielanczuk at UFC Fight Night 107.

The heavyweight contender is also happy with his role right now in the UFC Heavyweight Division.

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“I’ve been pretty quiet about stuff all the time – stuff always lines up where it does,” Johnson said after the event. “But I’ll go out there and fight anybody. I might not win, but I’ll go out there and fight. That’s what I’m here to do. Right now, there’s a lot of heavyweights in the top-10, right the way from the champ to 10, that do have fights, and I’m going to stay ready. If someone falls off, I’ll be more than happy to climb in and fill a spot. Whether it’s from (No.) 1, 2, 3, 4, I don’t care. Everyone will expect me to lose, so that should be an easy win for the other guy, right?”

Johnson is the #12 ranked heavyweight in the UFC right now. When he steps back into the Octagon for his next fight, the heavyweight believes he needs to get a finish.

“Prior to signing with the UFC, and even my first UFC fight, I’d never been out of halfway through second round,” he explained. “So I think I’m going to go back to trying to get it done in the first round – because 15 minutes for a heavyweight, I don’t like it too much. Daniel’s a heck of a fighter – he’s kind of the same style as me. You can hit him, and he’s going to not be fazed. I was hoping I’d be the first one to KO or TKO him, but he’s a tough fighter.”

Besides the victory over Omielanczuk, the other two wins Johnson got in the UFC have come over Shamil Abdurakhimov and Marcin Tybura.

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