TUF 12 finalist ready to begin his climb up the lightweight ladder
There is no off-season in mixed martial arts.
Fights happen every day, every weekend. Somewhere, there is a fight happening right now.
The sport is a living organism, constantly in motion. Fights are being announced, organizations are being put up for sale on Twitter, and each passing event pushes someone new to the forefront of their division. But for every fighter moving forward, there is someone who is getting shuffled deeper into the deck.
Michael Johnson has been one of those fighters.