Johnny Walker is set to return to the Octagon at UFC 244 in Madison Square Garden. There, he is taking on Corey Anderson, where it will be the Brazilian’s hardest fight to date.
Yet, heading into this fight, after finishing all his UFC fights in the first round, he wants to go the distance here to prove a point.
“I never thought about finishing my fights quickly,” Johnny Walker told MMA Junkie. “I sell three rounds. Then I pay for three rounds. Then I have three rounds to show. It’s happened before. I don’t want to finish quickly. It’s just happened quickly. I don’t know why.”
Why Walker wants to go the distance is simple. He wants to test himself and his cardio and prove a point to the world that he can. He also believes Corey Anderson is the perfect opponent for that.
“I think it’s a good match for me,” Walker said. “I can show everybody three-round fights now, I think he can survive for three rounds. So it’s going to be a good match. I hope he can survive, I want to bring a decision right now.
“I want to feel it, I want to feel my gas, I want to see how long I can go, I have a very good cardio. So, I have to test myself. I will beat him a little bit easy, so I don’t knock him out quickly. Then I can fight as long as I can.”
Not only that, but he knows he is more than the crazy combinations he throws and plans to do exactly that on Saturday at UFC 244.
“I’m not just flying knees and kicks and crazy stuff,” Walker said. “I have wrestling and jiu-jitsu. Pretty much everything (you need) in an MMA fight. Let’s do it. Whatever he wants, I’m ready.”