Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio exhumed confidence on his Team Lakay stablemate Danny "The King" Kingad in the upcoming ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix.
Not even the presence of longtime pound for pound king Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson in the tournament could change the mind of Eustaquio, as he banks on Kingad's youth and vigor.
"Based on my assessment and looking at how I see Danny growing, there is a huge percentage that he is going to win this grand prix. Danny is young, while the others are close to being done in their mixed martial arts career," he said.
"He is willing to learn, and I honestly think he is the strongest athlete physically. I think the finals will go down between Demetrious Johnson and Danny Kingad."
Kingad will face Eustaquio's old foe Andrew Leone in the quarterfinals of the tournament at ONE: A NEW ERA in Tokyo, Japan on 31 March.
Though Eustaquio lost to Leone in the past, he believes that the 23-year-old stud out of Baguio has what it takes to overcome the American grappler.
"I predict a landslide victory from Danny over Leone," he stated. "It will be very hard to win against someone like Danny Kingad
Kingad is also the reason why the former ONE Flyweight World Champion skipped the tournament because in Team Lakay, brotherhood is sacred
"We have this culture in Team Lakay that a brother is always a brother. There is no way we are going to fight each other. "