Archive: Anthony Johnson

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...

Jul 26, 2014 3:06 pm

UFC on FOX 12 Results: Trator Picks Up Decision Win Over Arreola

Tiago Trator and Akbarh Arreola put on a grueling performance inside the octagon tonight in a bout that closed out the UFC Fight Pass preliminary portion of the card. Trator may have shown signs of fatigue throughout the fight, but he put 100% power in his punches until the last second expired. Arreola did a...

Jul 26, 2014 2:42 pm

UFC on FOX 12 Results: Burns Earns Exciting Decision Win Against Stahl

Welterweights Andreas Stahl and Gilbert Burns made their debuts tonight and left it all in the octagon. Burns may have walked out with the decision win, but Stahl displayed a “Never Surrender” attitude that forced him to keep pressing forward. Stahl suffered what seemed to be a broken nose within the first couple minutes of...

Jul 26, 2014 2:18 pm

UFC on FOX 12 Results: Jedrzejczyk Earns Decision Victory Over Lima

Every single victory counts when you are a UFC Strawweight because the division is so new. The fact that Joana Jedrzejczyk put on such a one-sided beating raised her stock within the weight-class that much more. Juliana Lima seemed to walk into the center of the octagon overexcited and she drained her gas tank with...

Jul 21, 2014 8:32 pm

Lil Nog Calls For Title Fight With Jones After Defeating Johnson

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is looking for a fight against Jon Jones for the light heavyweight belt after defeating Anthony Johnson this Saturday at UFC on Fox 12. Minotouro spoke with Combate.com about the bout saying: “This fight is a big challenge to I getting where I want, which is fighting for the belt. It comes...

Jul 14, 2014 9:51 am

Anthony Johnson Blasts Blackzilian Teammates

Anthony Rumble Johnson took to his personal Facebook to put his Blackzilian teammates on blast for talking behind his back. The message, which is visible only to Rumble’s Facebook friends, was screenshot by our friends over at Bloodyelbow.com So funny how people in the gym wanna talk. Believe me I know who you are but...

Jun 3, 2014 2:37 pm

Chael Sonnen Was Supposed To Fight Anthony Johnson At UFC 175

Chael Sonnen spoke to media members prior to the TUF Brazil Finale this past Saturday and told everyone that he expected to fight Anthony Rumble Johnson when Wanderlei Silva was removed from the UFC 175 card. “I’ve been on hold to fight Anthony Johnson. Right now Little Nog’s supposed to fight Anthony Johnson, everybody’s waiting...

May 16, 2014 10:25 am

All Drug Tests Come Back Negative for UFC 172

All drug tests from UFC 172 have come back negative, according to the Maryland State Athletic Commission. UFC 172 took place on April 26 and was the UFCs first time in the state of Maryland. The event headlined another dominant fight between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira, with Jones pulling out his 11th straight win...

May 13, 2014 8:12 pm

UFC 172 Medical Suspensions Report: Glover, Benavidez, More Out With Indefinite Terms

Last month’s UFC 172 saw Jon Jones defend his UFC light-heavyweight title for a record seventh time. As a result of that dominance, his latest opponent, Glover Teixeira has been benched by the Maryland State Athletic Commission for an indefinite period for excessive head blows and lacerations. Several other fighter’s on the April 26 fight...

May 8, 2014 10:17 am

Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira set for UFC on FOX 12

UFC officials announced today that a key light heavyweight bout between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (17-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will take place at July’s ‘UFC on FOX 12’ event in San Jose, California. “Rumble” recently made his octagon return in the co-main event of April’s UFC 172 card in...

May 5, 2014 10:38 am

Glover: Refs Need to Do Something About Eye Pokes

“I don’t think it was intentional, but the referee needs to start putting some pressure on who does that. I was a little afraid to close the distance and get poked in the eye again and maybe stop the fight. The second eye poke really scared me because I thought it could hurt my eye....

May 5, 2014 10:27 am

Dana White: Fans Overreacting To Jones Eye Pokes

“I mean, people are always going to go overboard with Jon Jones because they don’t like him. “It’s not just taller fighters. Jones has that range and he can do it, but lots of guys do it because that’s how you block punches. So you keep your hands open and you slap punches down. Then...

May 2, 2014 11:39 am

Fabio Maldonado Wants To ‘Rumble’ With Anthony Johnson

After Johnson’s lopsided beating of Phil Davis last weekend, not too many men are looking for a showdown. However, Fabio Maldonado, one of the UFC’s most durable light-heavyweights, is up to the task. In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, Maldonado stated his case: “I want to fight Anthony Johnson. He would be a good fight...

May 2, 2014 11:34 am

PHOTO | Luke Rockhold’s Broken Toe (X-Ray)

It may have looked like the former Strikeforce champ took zero damage against Tim Boetsch, but he did. (Replay Here) AKA’s Luke Rockhold broke his toe. Here’s the X-Ray:

May 1, 2014 11:08 am

QUICK TWITT | Jon Jones Continues Harassment Of Phil Davis

Cyber Bullying is a real threat to our society. But that’s not Jon Jones. The UFC light-heavyweight champion, has been posting and removing social media comments since his unanimous decision win over Glover Teixeira last Saturday. Following his one-sided handling of his Brazilian Challenger, Jones was left with plenty of ammunition to attack his antagonists....