After 20-week camp, undefeated Brett Johns was 'broken' before UFC-Glasgow win

SCOTLAND Brett Johns was a bit “broken” heading into UFC Fight Night 113, but the undefeated Welsh fighter got a nice boost from the Scottish faithful.In the final UFC Fight Pass-streamed preliminary-card bout atSSE Hydro in Glasgow,Johns (14-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) dominated the action on the mat to pick up a lopsided unanimous-decision win over bantamweight Albert Morales (7-2-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC).
Johns was supposed to fightIan Entwistle earlier this year, but the fight fell apart. He also almost lost his Glasgow opponent after original opponent Mitch Gagnon suffered an injury, but Morales stepped in as a late replacement.
“People don’t realize this, but it’s been a 20-week camp,” he said after the win. “I trained for London (UFC Fight Night 107 in March), and it didn’t happen. And I didn’t take time off. I went right back into camp. This is my 20th week in camp. Like I said, I’m quite broken at the moment.”
“So it’s nice to get some time off, but I’m hoping to get back in December.”
Despite the fatigue from an extended training camp, his spirit was reignited during his walkout in Glasgow.
“When I walked out there, it was as if I was fighting in Wales, and for that I’m really grateful for the Scottish fans,” he said.
So, what’s next? Ideally someone in the top-20 range and a steady climb up the 135-pound ranks. He called out some potential opponents in the past simply because he thought they’d be compelling matchups but he said he’s not really in a position to make demands. Not yet, anyway.
“I’m not a guy who can shout for anyone yet, but if I think someone who I think would be a good matchup, I’ll shout for them,” he said.
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