"Rumble" Johnson: The UFC Should Have Called Me To Fight Jon Jones | UFC NEWS
“They should have called me when Dan Henderson got hurt. I would have taken that fight, no problem. I wouldn’t have said no. I’ll fight anybody. It doesn’t matter when or where. They could throw me in with Joe Shmo, and I would fight him. It doesn’t matter to me… So many guys want to be champions, and they train and pray and damn near die to get in the position that he’s in. When you get to that position, you’re not supposed to say ‘No’ to competition. You’re the champion for a reason. You’re supposed to say, ‘Ok, let’s do it. I accept every challenge there is out there.’ Who cares if it was eight days notice. You’re supposed to be well prepared for everything, no matter what. That showed me that he wasn’t prepared. He wasn’t ready for whatever was going to be thrown at him. I personally think he was a little confused and shaken up by the whole situation, and seeing how Chael has great cardio, and continually moves forward, I think that worried Jon. Chael comes to fight. He doesn’t play around. It is what it is, and only Jon and his trainers really know why they made that decision.”
Former UFC welterweight now turned 205’er, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, recently sat down with Steph Daniels of Bloodyelbow.com to talk about his time as a Blackzilian and his new career as a light-heavyweight fighter making his way back to the big show from the regional scene.
It’s a great interview, but this snip is by far the most interesting.