After his knockout of Sanchez (7-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) on the FOX Sports 1-televised prelims of Friday’s event at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Herrera (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) leveled some criticism at division champ Demetrious Johnson (23-2-1 MMA, 10-1-1 UFC). Herrera claimed he could “shine more light on the division,” while also suggesting that Johnson doesn’t do enough to gain popularity with the fans.
He doubled down on those comments during a recent appearance on MMAjunkie Radio.
“I’m here to make a change,” Herrera said. “Not only did I reinvent myself, I feel like the division needs a guy like me in there. Someone who is going to be able to knock guys out, be able to submit guys or just beat them up the whole fight.”
The problem with the current guy in Herrera’s mind? He’s just too boring.
“The champ is the champ,” he said. “The man has earned his spot numerous times. All respect to him, but he’s very boring. He doesn’t generate that interest in people. Like I always say, it doesn’t matter how great of a fighter you are if nobody knows who you are or wants to watch you fight.”