One thing we know about Anthony Rumble Johnson is that he is one scary man. And he has news that the rest of the fighters dread to receive. Rumble Johnson who has knocked out every contender in his path is a respectable athlete in the business.
Background on Rumble Johnson’s match with Daniel Cormier
According to Champions, two weeks prior to the UFC light heavyweight title match, Cormier suffered an injury. Cormier’s torn groin muscle pulled him out of the fight with Rumble Johnson on December 10.
Rumble has been reported to have his eyes set on the title and in no way he will be giving it up. However, he also has his eyes on the heavyweight fight.
On Monday Fox Sports reported Johnson saying, “You know how it is, word spread like a disease, like the plague. I hit up my manager and I was like ‘I heard DC was hurt’. I texted Dana (White) but Dana didn’t say nothing. He got back to me the next day but by that time it was already too late. It had already got confirmed what it was”
Cormier had even sent in an apology to Johnson before the word got out. Johnson even appreciated Cormier’s gesture and even called him a “real man” for that. Johnson has been quoted saying, “DC was a real man and called me and apologized and then apologized on Twitter.”
Although Johnson was disappointed about the cancelled match, he surely understands that injuries are a part of this profession too.
Rematch between Andrei Arlovski and Rumble Johnson?
Well sized Johnson had previously beaten up Andrei Arlovski, former UFC heavyweight champ. He had faced the current heavyweight contender in 2013 at the World Series of Fighting.
It has been reported that AA wishes for a rematch to which Rumble has been speculated to oblige. Rumble had previously in the opening round shattered the jaw of the former UFC champion. Johnson has shown no interest to be against anyone in the 205 pounds. But it seems like Arlovski is an available fighter in the list whom he would readily accept.
Johnson was quoted saying, “Yeah. I’ll fight heavyweight. If it’s a fun fight, I’d definitely try it out. I always said I was going to go up to heavyweight in the UFC before I retired anyways” and he added, “If I fight, it has to be at heavyweight because at 205, it’s just not worth it.”