Former Final Preventing Championship (UFC) gentle heavyweight title contender, Anthony Johnson, has been teasing a return to combined martial arts (MMA) for the previous couple of years, first at heavyweight and then once more at gentle heavyweight.
So what the hell is taking so lengthy?
Solely Johnson is aware of for certain. “Rumble” transitioned to the weightlifting world and ballooned as much as a staggering 285 kilos, so he definitely had some further baggage to drop off earlier than returning to the sunshine heavyweight division.
And he additionally needed to reply a number of questions for the oldsters at USADA.
“You already know what, there was speak about it for a minute after which all of it stopped and he type of disappeared once more,” UFC President Dana White mentioned over the weekend (transcribed by Adam Martin). “Pay attention, it’s good as a result of should you don’t wanna struggle and should you walked away the primary time, and also you’re coming again for what? What are you coming again for? If it’s only a payday, he’s a sensible child, he can go do numerous different issues man.”
Johnson (22-6), who turned 36 again in March, walked away from fight sports activities within the wake of his submission loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210 again in early 2017. The years that adopted haven’t proved favorable for the previous welterweight, who was declared “indigent” in Might 2019.
Protected to say the medical marijuana enterprise didn’t pan out.
Now could be a good time for the power-punching “Rumble” to return as the sunshine heavyweight division is presently preventing over the scraps left by Jon Jones, who might or might not be retired. A Thiago Santos brawl-for-all appears like a helluva lotta enjoyable, however provided that Johnson can discover his method again into the cage.