Dana White / UFC Talking About Anthony Johnson’s New Free Agency
WSOF 8 saw light heavyweight fighter Anthony Johnson earn a vicious first-round KO over Mike Kyle; but as his last fight on contract with WSOF, could Johnson be leaving?
Light heavyweight fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has made considerable noise in his last few fights for the World Series of Fighting, including two first-round KO’s and an impressive unanimous-decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Andre Arlovski.
Those three fights capped the six-fight winning streak Johnson has earned since leaving the UFC two years ago; and with Johnson’s last fight at WSOF 8 being the final on his contract with the World Series of Fighting, “Rumble” could be looking at a return to the UFC.
At the very least, he’s on the organization’s radar.
“Me and Joe [Silva] were talking about him the other day,” UFC President Dana White said at a UFC 169 media scrum (see it here). “I mean, I like the kid. I always did.”
In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, Johnson’s manager said the fighter’s plan was to “relax for a few weeks, and then… meet with WSOF and see what they put on the table and see if [they] can work something out.”
Robinson said they would talk with WSOF first, due to their good treatment of Johnson, but if they can’t strike a deal, he would see what else is out there for his fighter.