Former ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Jonathan Haggerty has made his feelings on the Demetrious Johnson-Rodtang Jitmuangnon special rules super-fight at ONE X crystal clear.
“The General” wants in on the action, and he even believes he would give the MMA GOAT a tougher challenge than the Thai superstar.
ONE Championship recently posted a photo of the flyweight trio on its official Instagram account, with a quote from a previous Haggerty interview:
“I think I’d be a tougher fight for Demetrious Johnson.”
Naturally, the post elicited a bevy of responses, as well as a shocking challenge from another ONE athlete.
Veteran ONE broadcast analyst Mitch Chilson commented on the post:
“I wonder if ‘The General’ can stop a takedown.”
Second-ranked strawweight MMA contender Jarred Brooks also chimed in and, interestingly enough, proposed his own hybrid-rules showdown with Haggerty.
“No disrespect @jhaggerty_ let’s do our own shabang.”
With his father running an MMA gym in London, Haggerty says he grew up training with mixed martial arts fighters since he was a young boy. As such, wrestling and grappling isn’t a foreign concept to the 24-year-old striking superstar.
That in mind, Haggerty responded to Brooks’ comment:
“Would be an honour.” (One Championship)
(Photo credits to: One Championship)