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Wednesday, 10/03/2012, 10:10 am

Exclusive: UFC Veteran John Howard Promises to Bring the Pain at CES MMA Real Pain


With three wins in a row and a fourth staring him in the face, Howard realizes he could get another opportunity in the UFC at anytime. That is the ultimate goal, but he’d rather take his time and make his return a permanent one.

The UFC told me to go out and get some wins, I have to wait for the phone call, I can’t call them,” said Howard. “I signed a contract with CES and right now I’m not in a rush to go back. I’m only 29-years-old and I don’t want to go there and get kicked out a second time. I can’t have that right now, the best thing for me to do is to be humble and improve my skills. I want to continue to build a solid foundation and when the time is right I’ll be back in the UFC. I have a few more fights left on my current contract and after I finish those fights I’ll take a look at all of my options.”

Howard and fellow UFC veteran Anthony Johnson were scheduled to fight at one point, but for some reason or another the fight never went down. What followed afterwards was a war of words and threats of physical violence outside of the Octagon.

Johnson really made s**t personal, what he had to say was unnecessary,” Howard stated. “The beef all started because the UFC wanted me to fight him in my second fight for the promotion. At the time he was dominating and I wanted to get some more wins under my belt. He called me out and said I was a bitch, but what really made it personal was when he called me a derogatory word which I will not repeat.”

There were a few times when things almost got physical, it got real crazy, we couldn’t be in the same room together. Then we were signed to fight, but he pulled out because he said he was injured. After we were both cut we were going to fight, but he’s had issues with his weight. I doubt we’ll ever fight because we are in different weight classes, I said I’d do it at 185, but he can’t make the weight. The beef is real, but I like to get paid to fight. If we’re not going to get paid we can always do it Kimbo Slice style!”

Real Pain” is just around corner and it promises to offer MMA fans a little bit of everything. As far as Howard is concerned it will give him a chance to defend his title and put on a show in front of a packed arena as well as fans watching at home. To say he’s excited and grateful is putting it mildly.

Brett and I are in the co-main event and the fans can expect to see a good fight,” offered the seven-fight UFC veteran. “Brett is a good striker and I love facing good strikers. It allows me to put on a great show for the fans. I always bring the pain and I plan on putting on an amazing performance. The whole event is going to incredible, this is a legit, big time card. If you miss it you are going to miss one of the best cards of the year, even better than some UFC events.”

Howard is on Twitter: @JohnDoomsday and he loves to interact with the fans.

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2 Comments to Exclusive: UFC Veteran John Howard Promises to Bring the Pain at CES MMA Real Pain

  1. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    When is John Howard going to realize he is way too short ( 5’6″ ) to be a Welterweight in MMA. Yes I know Matt Serra at a TRUE HEIGHT of 5’4″ KO ‘d GSP.Yes i kow UFC listed him at 5’6″ which is same reason they listed Randy Couture at 6’2″ and Dan Hendersen at 6’1″. Howard would be a much better fighter if he would just borrow Jon Fitch’s “how to drop 40lbs” and walk in to cage next day at your natural weight

    • B-rad says:

      Cause not everyone can cut weight like that. Some people are just too weak after cutting that much weight, probably explains why Fitch doesnt come to fight, because hes half fucking dead still from his weight cut! Its just unhealthy in every way, look what happend to Anthony Johnson, he use to cut a freakish amount of weight, had to have his coaches prop him up on the scale cauase he was a zombie, after doing that cut 10 15 times, his body couldnt handle it anymore and then couldnt make `85 to face Vitor, it does long term damage to your body

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