Archive: Anthony Johnson

Sep 9, 2014 5:03 am

Anthony Johnson Defends Overeem’s Performance Against Rothwell

Despite expressing his dislike for Alistair Overeem as a training partner, Anthony Johnson did defend Overeem’s performance against Ben Rothwell this past Friday at UFC Fight Night 50. He spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour: “To me, he looked faster and he looked stronger. He started fast, but I think he always starts...

Sep 8, 2014 4:20 pm

Anthony Johnson Wants Fight With Overeem, Says It’s Personal

Anthony Johnson hasn’t been afraid to speak his mind when it comes to former training partner Alistair Overeem and the incidents that occurred during The Reem’s time at Blackzilians. Rumble spoke in an interview with BloodyElbow about his desire to fight Overeem in the cage saying: “Yeah, I would definitely take that fight because for...

Sep 8, 2014 3:58 pm

Anthony Johnson Details More Incidents In Training About Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem has been widely criticized for going too hard in training. One fighter who is speaking out against Overeem louder than the rest is his former teammate, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson. Rumble spoke about multiple incidents regarding Overeem, where he witnessed, or was informed about Overeem deliberately going hard against people. He spoke with BloodyElbow.com:...

Sep 5, 2014 5:31 am

Gustafsson Responds To “Rumble”: ‘Time to show you what the Battlefield feels like’

Post by Anthony Johnson. The UFC’s light-heavyweight title picture just got a little more intense with news that Alexander Gustafsson has accepted the multiple callouts from Blackzilian wrecking machine, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Gustafsson posted to his social media: “Anthony Johnson, there is no one hiding from anyone here. We are both professional fighters and fighting...

Sep 3, 2014 11:55 am

Gustafsson Unimpressed With “Rumbles” Resume, Will Not Fight Him

Title shot or nothing! Top UFC light-heavyweight contender, Alexander Gustafsson is making sure he holds on to his #1 slot, and he doesn’t care how long it takes. The Swede tells MMAJunkie.com: “If it is so that they guarantee me a title match in Sweden … I can wait three years.Then it does not matter…...

Sep 2, 2014 6:20 pm

“Rumble” Fires Back – ‘Overeem’s The P****y, & He Ducked JDS’

Anthony Rumble Johnson has made a quick response to today’s Alistair Overeem comments. Check it: @MMAjunkie that's the cutest thing I've heard all day. He can be fake all he wants that's on him. Seeing him would make me spit in his face. — Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) September 2, 2014 How can Overshit call me...

Aug 30, 2014 12:47 pm

Gustafsson: ‘I’ve Been Promised The Winner Of Jones vs. D.C.’

Top UFC light-heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has broken his silence about his title shot predicament, and promises fans he will return to fighting whenver the UFC wants. Check it: (Via Facebook) “Me and my team had a great call with the big boss Mr. Lorenzo Fertitta. I got a guarantee that I will face the...

Aug 28, 2014 12:19 pm

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson Calls Out Gustafsson

The fast rising Blazkzilian, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (pictured) is ready to take things to the next-level. After revitalizing his career as a light-heavyweight, and brutally dispatching two top 10 205’ers, Johnson has been continually calling out Alexander Gustafsson, the UFC’s rightful number 1 contender. Here’s the latest: @AlexTheMauler I respect you as a fighter but...

Aug 20, 2014 1:57 pm

“Rumble” : ‘I’ll move up to heavyweight, K.O. Overeem, and do it all with a smile’

Top UFC light-heavyweight, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson continued his war of words against, his former Blackzilian teammate, Alistair Overeem. Since his departure from the team, Alistair Overeem has been at the wrong end of many of Johnson’s statements, which often end in some type of physical threat to “The Reem”. Here’s the latest: (via Fighters Only)...

Aug 19, 2014 8:09 am

Anthony Rumble Johnson Wants Bader, Then Gustafsson

Anthony Johnson is on a crash course with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones if everything continues on the path it’s going. After defeating Phil Davis earlier in summer, Rumble continued his tear of the 205 pound division by knocking out Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in July. He spoke with MMAJunkie about his hope for fighting Ryan...

Aug 15, 2014 4:18 pm

Johnson Ready And Willing To “Rumble” With Gustafsson

“I’m down to fight whoever. If they want to give me Alex, that’s fine. We’re all going to have to fight eventually, one day. It’s bound to happen, so why not?… I’ll hate (traveling to Sweden) it, but alright, I guess I’m going to Sweden to whip some ass.” “I’ll fight ‘em all,” he later...

Aug 15, 2014 3:06 pm

White: ‘Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson Makes Sense’

  Alexander Gustafsson’s plans, are to sit on the side-lines, and wait for a title shot. But he’s going to be out for a very long time and that’s not what the UFC is looking for. Instead, during a recent report on UFC.COM, UFC President Dana White said he’s wants to put together a bout...

Jul 30, 2014 5:05 am

Anthony Johnson Will Fight Overeem At Any Weight

UFC light heavyweight Anthony Rumble Johnson is coming off a huge KO against Lil Nog this past Saturday at UFC on Fox 12. The knockout marked his second straight Octagon victory, with the first one coming against Phil Davis. Johnson joined comedian Adam Hunter on the MMA Roasted podcast and responded to an interesting question...

Jul 29, 2014 4:55 pm

UFC on FOX 12 Super Slo-Mo Highlights

This past Saturday fans saw a great night of fights headlined by Matt Brown and Robbie Lawler that saw Lawler crowned as the #1 contender to fight Johny Hendricks. In the co-main event we saw Anthony Rumble Johnson dominate Lil Nog en route to an sub 1-minute performance. Check out the highlights in super slow...

Jul 28, 2014 4:00 pm

Evans Won’t Fight Johnson, Doesn’t Want To Make The Same Mistake As With Jones

Former UFC champion Rashad Evans doesn’t want to make the same mistake twice, and so he wont fight teammate Anthony Johnson. Rashad spoke about a return to the Octagon in early 2015 after recovering from ACL surgery. He spoke with Ariel Helwani: “The knee is coming along pretty well. I just didn’t want to put...

Jul 26, 2014 3:54 pm

UFC on FOX 12 Results: Means Picks Apart Perpetuo and Earns Decision Win

Hernani Perpetuo impressed those in attendance with his “punches in bunches” in the opening round of the fight. His strategy was unorthodox, but it could have been effective if implemented right. He would load up with six or seven powerful punches, then back off for twenty seconds or so. This is a method of attack...