Anthony Johnson Will Only Come Out Of Retirement To Fight Jones If Paid Millions And Share In Pay-Per-View
Anthony Johnson retired from MMA with a professional score of 12-2. During that stretch, Johnson’s only losses came against Daniel Cormier in UFC light heavyweight title fights. Currently, he’s concentrating on the cannabis and CBD business.
Johnson, recently said he’d end his retirement if Jon Jones fight him at heavyweight.
Johnson vs. Jones is a dream matchup that has been in the making from the past four years and if it comes to fruition the price has to be right as ‘Rumble’ wants a million dollar payday with a share in Pay-Per-View. (h/t BJ Penn)
“Jon and I were supposed to fight four years ago,” Johnson said. “If a fight that was supposed to happen four years ago is still a hot topic, that’s not some half a million dollar payday. That’s worthy of every penny you deserve to fight somebody. “I’m not gonna say a number right now. Put it like this. It’s more than a million — plus pay-per-view buys.”
Johnson who’s currently dealing with his problems recently received a restraining order said for ‘online stalking.’ In the wake of this situation, his UFC comeback isn’t likely anytime soon. But if this fight comes to materialize Johnson said everyone would win.
“At the end of the day, everybody comes out on top,” he said. “The organization is obviously going to come out on top, and the fighters come out on top cause they got paid, and the fans come out on top because they got to see that one fight that they wanted to see.”
‘Rumble’ said he’s confident on his skill set that he can beat Jones easily.
I do think I can take Jon,” he said. “I honestly believe I can beat anybody. I’m a fighter, I’m supposed to believe in my skills.”
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