Humanizing Athletes: UFC Fighter Johnny Walker’s Favorite Things

Johnny Walker
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 01: Johnny Walker of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC 244 weigh-ins at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2019, in New York, New York. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC Fighter Johnny Walker (17-5)

MMA fighters are savages. They are the best athletes on the planet earth, however, they are also human and enjoy things just like you and me.

UFC light heavyweight Johnny Walker is one of the most exciting fighters in the entire organization. His first three fights inside of the UFC were first-round stoppages to which he was awarded each time with the performance of the night. The knockouts weren’t just normal finishes, they were flashy. A nasty elbow, a spinning back fist, and a flying knee.

Walker has dropped his last two in a row, most recently, a unanimous decision loss to Nikita Krylov. He isn’t making any excuses.

In an Instagram post, he wrote “I have been thinking and reflecting since Saturday night. I learned a lot. I feel proud that I went three rounds against a great fighter. But it revealed the holes in my game. For this, I’m thankful because it showed me what I need to work on.”

Walker returns to action on what could be the most stacked fight night card of all time. He takes on No. 12 ranked Ryan Spann on September 19, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley. A win over Spann can launch Walker into the top 10 in the light heavyweight division and re-establish himself as a dark horse.

When asked what we should expect in his fight Walker said, “Performance of the night”.

Here is a list of UFC Fighter Johnny Walker’s favorite things.

  • Favorite food – Steak with vegetables
  • Favorite drink – Juices
  • Favorite color – Turquoise
  • Favorite all-time fight to watch – Any Anderson Silva fight
  • Favorite knockout – My knockout of Misha Cirkunov
  • Favorite sport to watch other than MMA –  Red Bull World Dance
  • Favorite submission to practice – Triangle
  • Favorite athlete – Ronaldinho Gaúcho
  • Favorite movie – Avengers
  • Favorite TV show – America’s Got Talent
  • Favorite song – Anything that gives to me exciting energy
  • Favorite band or musician – Linkin Park
  • Favorite place to travel to – Brazil 🇧🇷
  • Favorite animal – Pitbulls
  • Favorite holiday – Christmas

You can follow UFC Fighter Johnny Walker on Twitter and Instagram. You can also find him playing video games on Twitch.

Check out the rest of my Humanizing series.

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