Anthony Johnson News

Aug 23, 2017 10:14 am

Anthony Johnson Releases a Statement on Jon Jones

This Jon Jones news hit like a meteor late last night in the midst of all the build-up for Conor McGregor boxing Floyd Mayweather. Everyone dropped everything to react. Fans logged onto Twitter to shed their tears, kick Jones while he was down, or debate what happens next. Right alongside the fans, were the UFC...

Jul 30, 2017 4:00 pm

After KO of Manuwa, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson praises Volkan Oezdemir: he made me look bad

Last night, in the first bout of the stacked UFC 214 main card, Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir stepped onto the canvas with British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa in perceived light heavyweight number-one-contender fight. Though Oezdemir entered this fight as noteworthy underdog, he passed his test with flying colors, mauling his accomplished foe to a first-round knockout...

Jun 23, 2017 2:14 pm

PHOTO | Anthony Johnson back in the gym helping prepare top light heavyweight for fight

Former UFC title contender Anthony Johnson shocked the MMA community when he announced his retirement following his light heavyweight title fight loss to champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 210 in April. “This was my last fight,” Johnson told Joe Rogan in the post-fight Octagon interview. “I didn’t tell anybody. I didn’t even tell Dana White....

May 28, 2017 1:36 pm

Anthony Johnson weighs in on tonight’s main event scrap, says he is “getting that itch!”

Anthony Johnson weighs in on tonight’s main event scrap, says he is “getting that itch!” Following his second-round submission loss to current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at April’s UFC 210 event in Buffalo, knockout artist Anthony Johnson shocked fights fans by announcing his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. “Rumble” had...

May 16, 2017 8:30 am

Anthony Johnson: “I was never a fighter”

Recently, former UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson announced his retirement from MMA following his 2nd round submission loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210, marking his second defeat to Cormier. In his post-fight Octagon interview, Johnson revealed that he would be retiring from MMA to pursue other ventures. While Anthony Johnson didn’t immediately reveal...

May 15, 2017 5:52 am

Anthony Johnson reveals new venture after retirement from MMA

Last month, in the main event of UFC 210, Anthony Johnson came up short in his second attempt to claim UFC light heavyweight gold, succumbing to a submission dealt by champ Daniel Cormier. Despite this loss, the man nicknamed “Rumble” still stood out as one of the best 205-pound fighters on earth, which is why...

Apr 27, 2017 9:13 am

Glover Teixeira discusses Anthony Johnson’s retirement, potential Jimi Manuwa title shot

UFC light heavyweight Glover Teixeira is currently gearing up for his May scrap against former light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson in May in Stockholm, however he has been keeping a close eye on the light heavyweight title picture. Recently, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier successfully defended his light heavyweight championship against Anthony Johnson...

Apr 13, 2017 2:22 pm

Anthony Johnson issues statement on appeal against Daniel Cormier

This week, news surfaced that recently retired UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson had filed a formal appeal with the NYSAC regarding his fight with Daniel Cormier. The appeal revealed that Johnson was looking to have Cormier testify under oath as to why he held the privacy towel at the early UFC 210 weigh-ins, and if...

Apr 13, 2017 11:41 am

Johnson demands Daniel Cormier be stripped of belt in formal appeal

This past weekend at UFC 210, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier defeated Anthony Johnson in a highly anticipated rematch two years in the making. Prior to the fight however, Cormier made headlines for his controversial weigh-in. The champ stepped in the scale with just minutes to go until time was up, and weighed-in at...

Apr 11, 2017 1:36 pm

Anthony Johnson’s coach opens up on UFC 210 gameplan fiasco

At UFC 210, light heavyweight top contender Anthony Johnson stepped into the Octagon with UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier for a highly anticipated rematch two years in the making. The showdown was a rather short one, as Johnson surprisingly opted to wrestle with Cormier rather than use his devastating knockout power to attempt to...

Apr 11, 2017 11:13 am

Anthony Johnson’s coach explains being MIA after Daniel Cormier fight

In the main event of UFC 210 this past weekend, UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson stepped into the Octagon with light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier for a highly anticipated rematch two years in the making. When the fight started, many expected Johnson to look to score one of his signature highlight reel knockouts, however...

Apr 10, 2017 6:59 pm

Anthony Johnson says one heavyweight fight could bring him back to the octagon

Anthony Johnson says one heavyweight fight could bring him back to the octagon Following his UFC 210 title fight loss to Daniel Cormier this past Saturday in Buffalo, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson shocked the mixed martial arts world by announcing his retirement from the sport (watch that here). “Rumble” said the following in UFC 210 post-fight...

Apr 10, 2017 1:36 pm

Coach claims Anthony Johnson’s post-MMA career ‘has to do with football’

Coach claims Anthony Johnson’s post-MMA career ‘has to do with football’ Anthony “Rumble” Johnson shocked fans by announcing his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts following his second-round submission loss to Daniel Cormier at this past weekend’s UFC 210 pay-per-view event in Buffalo, New York. Johnson stated the following in his post-fight interview...

Apr 10, 2017 1:23 pm

Anthony Johnson defends coach Henri Hooft from Internet trolls

Following Anthony Johnson’s performance against Daniel Cormier in the UFC light heavyweight title rematch at UFC 210, “Rumble” announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. With going in with a strange game plan and not listening to his coaches in the opening round, many fans including Johnson’s own corner were scratching their...

Apr 10, 2017 7:07 am

Retired Anthony Johnson gives new statement on “The End of Rumble”

On Saturday night, Anthony Johnson – more widely known by the nickname “Rumble” – came up short in a light heavyweight title fight with Daniel Cormier, succumbing to a second-round rear-naked choke. Shortly after this failed title bid, the fearsome light heavyweight contender surprised the world by announcing that he’d be retiring from mixed martial...

Apr 9, 2017 11:48 am

Anthony Johnson shuts down talk of NFL career

Last night, in the main event of UFC 210, brick-fisted light heavyweight star Anthony Johnson came up short for a second time to reigning light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier, succumbing to a second-round rear-naked choke. Shortly after this disappointing loss, the two-time light heavyweight title challenger known as “Rumble” surprised by announcing that he would...

Apr 9, 2017 10:15 am

Anthony Johnson’s corner was furious that he attempted to wrestle with Daniel Cormier

Last night, in the main event of UFC 210, brick-fisted light heavyweight star Anthony Johnson came up short for a second time to reigning light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier, succumbing to a second-round rear-naked choke. While nothing can be taken away from Cormier’s impressive win, the champ did seem to be helped by Rumble’s bizarre...

Apr 8, 2017 11:51 pm

VIDEO | UFC 210 Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson Highlights

VIDEO | UFC 210 Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson Highlights Daniel Cormier defeated Anthony Johnson for the second time in his career in last night’s UFC 210 main event, thus retaining his UFC light heavyweight title. Check out the highlights from Cormier’s impressive submission win in the above video. Following the UFC 210 main event,...

Apr 8, 2017 11:36 pm

VIDEO | Anthony Johnson retires following UFC 210 loss to Daniel Cormier

VIDEO | Anthony Johnson retires following UFC 210 loss to Daniel Cormier Following his UFC 210 title fight loss to Daniel Cormier at tonight’s UFC 210 in Buffalo, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson shocked fans by announcing his retirement from the sport. Watch Anthony Johnson’s emotional retirement speech in the above video. “Rumble” was the first fighter...

Apr 8, 2017 10:48 pm

Pros react to Daniel Cormier’s UFC 210 victory and Anthony Johnson’s retirement

Pros react to Daniel Cormier’s UFC 210 victory and Anthony Johnson’s retirement Daniel Cormier was able to retain his UFC light heavyweight championship at last night’s UFC 210 event in Buffalo, New York by scoring a second-round submission victory over top division contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. The win marked the second time that “DC” had...

Apr 8, 2017 9:47 pm

BREAKING! Anthony “Rumble” Johnson retires following his UFC 210 loss to Daniel Cormier

BREAKING! Anthony “Rumble” Johnson retires following his UFC 210 loss to Daniel Cormier Following his UFC 210 title fight loss to Daniel Cormier at tonight’s UFC 210 in Buffalo, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson shocked fans by announcing his retirement from the sport. “Rumble” was the first fighter to be interviewed by UFC commentator Joe Rogan and...

Apr 8, 2017 9:31 pm

UFC 210 Results: Daniel Cormier submits Anthony Johnson

UFC 210 Results: Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson A light heavyweight title fight rematch between champion Daniel Cormier and top contender Anthony Johnson served as the main event of tonight’s UFC 210 fight card in Buffalo, New York. Round one begins and Johnson lands a front kick to the body to start things off. He...

Apr 8, 2017 1:03 pm

VIDEO | Anthony Johnson discusses Daniel Cormier’s weigh-in, weight cut & more

While UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier weighed in overweight for his highly anticipated UFC 210 showdown with UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier yesterday, Cormier actually weighed-in overweight for the fight. The champ stepped on the scale at 206.2 pounds, and was forced to weigh in again moments later, where he used the privacy...

Apr 7, 2017 8:14 am

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier misses weight, then makes weight in chaotic sequence

pic.twitter.com/5bOS6mqf7A — Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 7, 2017 Friday morning, news surfaced that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier missed weight for his UFC 210 scrap with Anthony Johnson, weighing in at 206.2 pounds, 1.2 pounds over the required light heavyweight title fight limit of 205 pounds. Interestingly enough, Daniel Cormier was allowed to come...