Earlier this month, two time UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson came face to face with former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at a fitness expo. Johnson documented this meeting on his Instagram account.
“Was good seeing my guy [Jon Jones],” Anthony Johnson said on Instagram.
“Stay up and see you soon. It never fails that when Jon and I see each other we have great convo and laughter but at the end of the day we have nothing but respect for each other…
We don’t talk about fighting or what could have been. It’s all about life and family when it comes to our talks.”
Despite being booked to fight each other (to no avail) in the past, it’s clear that Anthony Johnson and Jon Jones are on good terms. That being said, their recent encounter once again got the world talking about what might have happened if they had ever shared the cage.
From the sounds of it, it’ still possible. Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show this week, Anthony Johnson divulged that he’d be willing to fight again for the right price — whether it’s against Jones or somebody else.
“No I cannot say that [I’ll never fight again],” Johnson said (transcript via Sherdog). “Never say never. If the right opportunity comes along, I will jump on it.”
“You know I am obviously not afraid to fight anybody. So if that happens and the price is right, you know sometimes people be cheap. So treat me right and I will definitely treat you right and go and give you the performance of a lifetime.”
Do you think we’ll ever see Anthony Johnson back in the cage? Who would you like to see him fight?
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