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Reece McLaren's Quest: Demanding a Shot at Demetrious Johnson and Rematch with Danny Kingad

Reece McLaren wishes to fight Demetrious Johnson
Reece McLaren

Reece McLaren, fueled by determination and ambition, is making waves in the MMA world with his demand for a shot at Demetrious Johnson's ONE Flyweight MMA World Championship and a rematch with Danny Kingad. After a hard-fought victory at ONE Fight Night 22, McLaren's words resonate with conviction and passion as he aims for the pinnacle of the flyweight division.

McLaren's recent unanimous decision win over Hu Yong showcased his skill and tenacity inside the cage, marking his 10th victory under the ONE Championship banner. His stellar performance and consistent success have led him to believe that he is just one step away from challenging Demetrious Johnson for the coveted World Title.

"I feel that I am, at any stage, on any win, one step away from that World Title shot," McLaren stated, emphasizing his confidence and readiness for the ultimate challenge.

For McLaren, the journey to championship contention has been a long and arduous one, spanning nearly nine years in ONE Championship with a total of 10 wins. His resilience and determination have been evident, especially after falling short in his previous title bid against Bibiano Fernandes in 2016.

Undeterred by setbacks, McLaren shifted his focus to the flyweight division, where he has established himself as a top contender. His desire for the World Title at 135 pounds is fueled by years of hard work and dedication.

"It’s been a long journey, man. I feel like I’ve paid my dues. The best flyweights in the world are in ONE Championship. I have been saying that for years," McLaren expressed, highlighting his belief in his abilities and the caliber of competition in ONE Championship's flyweight division.

While McLaren's ultimate goal is a showdown with Demetrious Johnson, he remains open to other challenges, including a rematch with Danny Kingad. McLaren believes that a rematch with Kingad would solidify his position in the division and erase any doubts about their previous encounter.

"I think everyone knows I won that fight. I think he’s been hiding up in the mountains ever since I’ve been calling for that fight," McLaren remarked, showcasing his eagerness to prove himself against Kingad and secure his claim to the flyweight belt.

As McLaren's demand for a title shot and a rematch gains traction, the MMA world eagerly awaits the next chapter in his journey, filled with challenges, triumphs, and the pursuit of greatness.


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