Demetrious Johnson doubtful bodybuilder Bradley Martyn upto the challenge

Demetrious Johnson has provided an update on his proposed showdown with fitness influencer Bradley Martyn.

Martyn, known for his podcasting and bodybuilding, stirred the MMA community by suggesting he could handle himself against notable MMA stars like Nate Diaz, Alex Pereira, Sean O’Malley, and Demetrious Johnson.

While most dismissed Martyn’s claims, Demetrious Johnson didn’t shy away from the challenge despite the fact Martyn is almost twice his size. He proposed settling their differences in a grappling match. Although things have simmered down since then, Johnson recently shared an update during an interview with schmo.

“I don’t know. Last time I heard he’s trying to fight Aljo and Merab so I have no idea what’s going on with that,” Johnson said. “I think Bradley Martin, one of his schtick in the podcast world is, ‘Hey, do you think I could beat you in a street fight? Yes or now, blah, blah, blah.’ I think he had an offer to fight Mike Perry for some good money so I have no idea.”

He acknowledged that Martyn’s podcast persona often involved challenging MMA stars, but he also mentioned that Martyn had an offer to fight Mac Perry for a significant purse.

Currently, Demetrious Johnson is competing at the World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Las Vegas. After this event and fulfilling other obligations, Johnson is open to facing Bradley Martyn if Martyn is serious about the matchup. Johnson’s priorities include his jiu-jitsu world commitments and helping Bibiano Fernandes open a gym in Canada.

Switching gears, Johnson also shared his perspective on the situation in the UFC bantamweight division, where Aljamain Sterling and Merab Dvalishvili, ranked as the top contenders, refuse to face each other due to their friendship.

Johnson commended both for prioritizing their friendship over titles and money, expressing his understanding that such bonds hold more significance than championships.

Regarding Sean O’Malley’s first title defense, Johnson suggested that a rematch with Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera, the only star to defeat O’Malley in the Octagon, would be a marketable choice. However, he emphasized that stars with substantial win streaks, like Merab Dvalishvili, should also be considered for the opportunity.