Michael Johnson wants shot at UFC title

Dec 28, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Gleison Tibau (red gloves) and Michael Johnson (blue gloves) fight during their UFC featherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

UFC lightweight Michael Johnson had an impressive performance on Dec. 28, when he was able to score a knockout victory over Gleison Tibau. It was the second big win of 2013 for Johnson, who had just defeated Joe Lauzon earlier in the year.

Now that he feels he is finding his rhythm and beating some notable opponents, Johnson is ready for a shot at the UFC title.

“I want the belt, and I want it pretty soon,” Johnson told MMAjunkie Radio. “I’m going to keep winning fights to do it. I’m really not in the business of calling people out. I want anybody who is in front of me. If you’re in front of me, if you’re in a position in front of me, I want to fight you.”

Johnson, who is ranked No. 14 in the lightweight division, still has a long way to go before finding his way in to the immediate title picture, but he is certainly getting there.

With two or three more wins over higher ranked opponents, Johnson would be knocking on the door and it would be hard to ignore what he has accomplished in the lightweight division.

Topics: Michael Johnson, UFC, UFC 168

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