Anthony “Rumble” Johnson repeatedly calls out Ryan Bader

By BJPENN.COM News - October 18, 2015

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is getting ready to make his way back into the octagon for the first time since suffering a loss to now-champion Daniel Cormier in May at UFC 187, and he has his sights set on another heavy-hitter.

Anthony Johnson

Ryan Bader has given up on campaigning for a shot at the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and has decided to take any and all challengers the UFC officials throw at him. With Cormier likely sitting on the sidelines after a busy 2015, the possibility of watching “Rumble” clash with Bader seems likely.

“Rumble” has taken to social media to get the ball rolling and he has already called out the “Ultimate Fighter” winner twice on his Instagram.

I’ve never seen a fighter team,coaches and fans come to his rescue.
This dude @sam_michael_198 is saying fight glover, fight Jon but isn’t saying anything about Bader fighting me. Man I need protection like that for real! Dude either you’re a man or a mouse! Stop with the excuses Sammy Sam…
Are we not fighters or alpha males? Are you not man enough to accept a challenge? Every time I’ve been asked to fight someone I’ve said ok let’s do it without a doubt.
If he feels her is the number one contender then prove it to all of us!
I’d have even more respect if they could say Yes or No…

Both fighters are victorious in their last octagon appearances and the argument could be made that the winner could face Cormier upon his return to the UFC. The possible return of Jon “Bones” Jones could throw a monkey wrench into these plans, however, as he could earn an immediate shot at the UFC title. Who do you think should be next in line for a shot at the gold? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!