“[“Rumble” Johnson] needs to go fight somewhere else, get some wins and come in on weight. He needs to prove to me that he can be a professional, show up on weight and do the things that he needs to do. [If] he gets a few fights under his belt and does that, we’ll talk.”
UFC president Dana White informed the media in attendance at yesterday’s UFC on FOX 2 press conference that the recently released Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is eligible for rehire once he hits the local circuit and can prove his worth.
After missing weight at UFC 142 and suffering a first round submission loss at the hands of Vitor Belfort the debuting middleweight who was technically a light-heavyweight was released from the promotion for the infraction. It was his third time missing weight.
“Rumble” remains one of the most athletic and talented fighters in the game today, I don’t think anyone sees a problem with him making his way back up to the UFC and it shouldn’t be a hard task for him to accomplish as long as he is dedicated.
But do the fans think he deserves a second chance?
Speak on it Penn Nation!