Anthony Johnson Talks UFC Return, After Grappling Match
Anthony “Rumble” Johnson made the world a sadder, less violent place, when he retired from the UFC. However, he is yet again, teasing his return to MMA.
“Rumble” Johnson announced his retirement from MMA, following a defeat at the hands of Daniel Cormier. This was his second attempt at UFC gold, against Cormier, and he fell short in both outings. In the cage, he announced he had other ventures to pursue. Apparently those ventures included weed, and a ton of protein.
However, the competitive juices are still flowing in Johnson. He stepped up, to compete in Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground 6, on Sunday. He took on submission ace Craig Jones, and would lose in 47 seconds, via heel hook.
Following the event, Chael Sonnen spoke to Rumble to ask about his performance, and desire to compete.
“This was just fun for me, man. i like competition; win, lose or draw. I still go out there and try my best. Sorry for not being able to perform, knocking somebody out, you know. Grappling, of course, isn’t my forte, but I’m not afraid to do it. Just in a fight I’m an entertainer – people want to see me knocking people out. On the ground, I get bored, but I would never get bored against a competitor like Craig Jones.”
Johnson, who now weighs a whopping 278.4lbs, was known in the UFC as a knockout artist. So Sonnen asked him if this was a sign of an impending UFC return. Johnson replied with this open statement:
“If the price is right, the price is right.”