Archive: Anthony Johnson

Jul 30, 2015 7:09 pm

Anthony Johnson is now fighting Jimi Manuwa at UFC 191

Anthony Johnson vs. Jan Blachowicz is no longer happening. The good news for fight fans is that “Rumble” will still be fighting at September’s UFC 191 event in Las Vegas and against fellow knockout artist Jimi Manuwa. UFC officials announced the news today adding that Manuwa was recently cleared to resume training so they opted...

Apr 28, 2015 6:57 am

“Rumble” Willing To Wait A Year For Jones Fight If He Has To

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is expected to defend his title against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in the headlining bout of next month’s UFC 187 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. Unfortunately for fight fans, that title bout is now in jeopardy due to Jones’ recent arrest on Monday evening. “Rumble” Johnson appeared on yesterday’s...

Feb 6, 2015 7:56 am

Rashad Evans: “Rumble will knock Jon out within 2 rounds”

UFC light heavyweight fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson earned top contender status by knocking out former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson at last month’s UFC on FOX 14 event in Sweden. “Rumble” will now face current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones at UFC 187 in May. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, who is...

Dec 18, 2014 10:36 am

Finalized! UFC on FOX 14 lineup set

The lineup for next month’s UFC on FOX 14 event in Sweden is set and includes a four fight main card which will air on FOX. The event, which takes place January 24 live from the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, is headlined by a light heavyweight title eliminator bout featuring hometown hero Alexander Gustafsson taking on surging contender...

Nov 18, 2014 7:31 am

Dana White details possible title shots in 2015

During yeserday’s ‘The Time is Now’ press conference, UFC president Dana White laid out the 2015 octagon schedule while detailing some possible title shots: “The Cormier-Jones fight is a fight people have been talking about for a long time,” White told FOX Sports, as transcribed by David St. Martin for MMAFighting. “At the same time, Anthony Johnson and...

Nov 17, 2014 9:12 pm

STAREDOWNS! from ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference

Yesterday the UFC held a special press conference to announce the full 2015 calendar of events (See that HERE), and do a live Q&A with some of the UFC’s biggest superstars. Here are the staredowns from the event: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort Alexander Gustafsson...

Nov 17, 2014 4:39 pm

Johnson on suspension being lifted: “I couldn’t do anything but cry”

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson found himself suspended indefinitely by the UFC after domestic violence allegations from his ex-wife. Recently however, the UFC’s investigation turned up that Johnson was innocent, which he maintained throughout the entire process, and ‘Rumble’ was reinstated. Not only that, he was quickly signed to fight Alexander Gustafsson...

Nov 17, 2014 9:09 am

Watch ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ special broadcast at 2 p.m. PT LIVE on BJPENN.com

Today the UFC is holding a special press conference at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) where they will reveal their entire 2015 schedule, and make a special announcement. On hand for the event will be several superstar fighters, who will all be fighting in early 2015, including: Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway, who will...

Nov 6, 2014 2:21 pm

HE’S BACK! Anthony Johnson Reinstated By UFC

Top UFC light-heavyweight contender, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is a UFC fighter once more. The UFC issued a statement regarding the matter: “The person who filed a civil temporary protection order against UFC contender Anthony Johnson last September voluntarily dismissed their complaint last week in the Florida Circuit Court. Before granting a dismissal of the case,...

Oct 3, 2014 10:38 am

Gustafsson Interested In Fight With Rashad Evans

Alexander Gustasson was supposed to be fighting Anthony Johnson at UFC on FOX 13, however Johnson was indefinitely suspended recently (Read about it HERE), leaving ‘The Mauler’ without an opponent. Following UFC 178 this past weekend, Rashad Evans expressed his desire to fight the former title challenger, Gustafsson. “When I left, I was at the...

Sep 26, 2014 8:39 am

Dana White Doesn’t Guarantee Rumble’s Return To UFC

After UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson’s girlfriend accused him of allegedly appearing at her place of work back in March and lifting her by the shirt from her chair, the UFC suspended Johnson indefinitely pending an investigation. Earlier today we reported that Jonson’s ex-girlfriend would not be pressing charges against Rumble, leaving most people to...

Sep 26, 2014 8:14 am

Anthony Johnson’s Ex-Girlfriend Not Pursuing Charges

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson had his title run stopped last week by his ex-girlfriend who claimed that Johnson had allegedly attacked her at her place of work back in March. Following her allegations, the UFC suspended Johnson indefinitely. MMAJunkie has learned that Johnson’s ex-girlfriend will not be pursuing charges. In a...

Sep 19, 2014 7:53 pm

Anthony Johnson Responds To Abuse Allegations

Following a tumultuous day in the world of Mixed Martial Arts, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, now suspended by his employer, released the following statement to his fans and supporters. Get caught up on “Rumble’s” Woes Right HERE! Post by Anthony Johnson.

Sep 19, 2014 6:18 pm

UFC Suspends Anthony Johnson Indefinitely Following Domestic Abuse Allegations

Following today’s loss of Wanderlei and Thiago Silva, the UFC has suspended top light-heavyweight contender, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. News of Johnson’s suspension comes on the heels of his ex-mother-in-laws claims of domestic abuse. (Find details on that HERE) Through a press-release the UFC stated, We are aware of the situation involving Anthony Johnson. As a...

Sep 19, 2014 10:17 am

“Rumble” In Hot Water Following Domestic Abuse Claims

In a bit of unfortunate news, top UFC light-heavyweight contender, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has a past that’s coming back to haunt him. According to a report coming from Bloodyelbow.com’s Brent Brookhouse, Rumble’s ex and mother of two of his children, claims he knocked out her teeth, picked her up, slammed her, drug her up some...

Sep 15, 2014 11:28 am

Gustafsson Wants Fight With Anthony Johnson In January

Fight fans may get the chance to see the highly anticipated light heavyweight bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Rumble Johnson sooner rather than later. After initially stating that he had no desire to fight Anthony Johnson, and that he would rather wait for a title shot against the winner of Jon Jones vs. Daniel...

Sep 14, 2014 4:32 pm

Anthony Johnson Wants To Fight Overeem At Catchweight

Anthony Johnson has been extremely critical of his former Blackzilian teammate Alistair Overeem, Johnson has told several stories of Overeem injuring training partners unnecessarily by going too hard in training. When asked if he would fight Overeem, Johnson said that he had no problem fighting ‘The Reem’. Shortly after that interview, Overeem was KO’d by...

Sep 9, 2014 8:40 pm

Anthony Johnson Knows Exactly When He Started Hating Alistair Overeem

“There was another reason I didn’t want to work with him that day. My trainer, Henri Hooft was training with us. Now Henri has a bad stomach; he’s had a lot of stomach issues, had surgery and whatnot. He had been working with Alistair, and everyone in that gym knows Henri has a bad stomach,...

Sep 9, 2014 7:52 pm

“Rumble”: ‘Hey Gustafsson, You’re Not The Head Honcho!’

“I just wanted a yes or a no to the fight. With him not responding, it just pretty much pissed me off. “Gus gave Jon (Jones) a run for his money, the toughest fight Jon has ever had. Everybody either has a fight lined up or they’re injured, and the only people in the top-five...