You knew it was coming: Rumble Johnson is no longer with the UFC

A friend once told me that hard problems require hard consequences. Just kidding, my friends aren’t even close to being that wise. The most philosophical statement I heard from my buds last night during UFC 142 was ‘red, yellow and white is camouflage at a McDonalds.’ That’s the best we can do. We’re not used to making existential decisions that can further determine a person’s life. Leave that up to ZUFFA who has now cut Anthony Johnson from the UFC roster. MMAJunkie has confirmed earlier reports that following UFC 142, Dana White released the former welterweight fighter due to grossly not making weight for this weekend’s bout. Here’s what Dana White said after UFC 142 about releasing Johnson.

“This is his third time. Three strikes and you’re gone.”

“That was one of the most unprofessional things I’ve ever seen. The guy was at 170 pounds. He moved up to 185 pounds so this wouldn’t happen anymore, and this is the worst weightcutting disaster he’s ever had. He almost ruined the co-main event here in Brazil. I don’t know what else to say about that one. I’m not happy about it.”

“I don’t dislike the guy. I like him very much actually. When you talk to Anthony Johnson, he’s a good guy.

“I don’t know who you blame in this one. Do you blame him? Do you blame his team? Do you blame his camp? I mean who takes the blame in this one? Ultimately, you’re a grown man. You’re responsible for your own actions.”

I guess we can all call him ‘Humble Johnson’ from now on. Look on the bright side, Anthony Johnson vs. Hector Lombard could very well be on the horizon in Bellator this year. That, my friends, is a fight I can believe in. [Source]

Published on January 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm
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