Johnny Walker is arguably the most compelling young contender in the UFC light heavyweight division at present. In fact, he seems to be on a collision course with dominating light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
In a recent interview with The Body Lock, Johnny Walker discussed a potential matchup with Jones, expressing his long-time admiration for the champion, and his confidence that he would beat him in a fight.
“Only Jon Jones [is who I have an eye on]. I grew up watching this guy,” he said. “I played with him in the UFC game and it [would] make me very happy to fight against him. I would beat him. [But] I want to enjoy the fight. I hope I don’t finish the fight very quickly because I want to enjoy the fight, enjoy the moment. Because this is my dream coming true.”
Before Jones can start thinking about a potential fight with the white hot Johnny Walker, he’ll have to deal with missile-fisted knockout artist Thiago “Marreta” Santos, who he will fight at UFC 239 this July.
Walker is hoping Jones retains his title in this fight so that he can be the man to take it from him.
“Of course, everybody has shots to beat everybody because everybody is human,” he said. “If you hit in the right point, you knock out the guy. I hope Jon Jones keeps the belt. I like Marreta. He’s a Brazilian but I hope Jon Jones wins because I want to beat Jon Jones.”
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 4/25/2019.