After missing weight at yesterday’s UFC 142 weigh-in, Anthony Johnson jumped on his Facebook to make it blatantly apparent that he doesn’t care what you think about him coming in at 197 lbs for a middleweight bout. Actually, here’s the complete statement:
“I’m already laughing at what ppl are saying. Yeah it was for medical reason and I did what the UFC Dr Told me to do. Believe it or don’t I give a f**k cuz the ppl close to me were freaking out but I’m still alive and something like this has never happen before. Say what you want I’m still gonna do my thang. You try not having feeling in your legs and can’t move then and see how you look at life after that.”
The pink elephant that’s covered in neon flashing lights in that sentence is the part where Johnson claims he couldn’t feel his legs. Of course, if Rumble couldn’t feel his legs during the weigh-ins, then why would the doctor even clear him to fight? Seriously, no sensation in your lower extremities can be a warning sign of a serious neurological or cardiovascular problem. It’s definitely not the kind of condition that you want going into perhaps one of the toughest fights of your career. It looks like we have a case of someone slightly stretching the truth, or a doctor that got his MD from healing people in Battlefield 3.