John “Doomsday” Howard arrived on the UFC scene in January 2009, at UFC 94, where he defeated Chris Wilson via split decision. Six months later he returned at UFC 101, where he took home another split decision victory, this time over Tamdan McCrory.
Now, prepared for his third UFC fight of the year at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale on Dec. 5, John Howard’s caliber of opponent moves up dramatically as he takes on MMA legend Dennis “Superman” Hallman. Howard realizes the significance of the fight and agrees it will be the biggest test of his career.
ProMMA.info spoke with “Doomsday” on Wednesday about the upcoming bout, and what it means to him to fight someone with Hallman’s experience. We also talked to John about where he grew up, his MMA beginnings, training at Wai Kru, and much more.