Rumble wants aging vets to call it quits

UFC Fight Night 108 took place Saturday, April 22nd from Nashville, Tennessee. The event saw TUF 1 alumni Diego Sanchez get pummeled and Jake Ellenberger suffer the same fate. Both fights ended in brutal fashion and it didn’t go unnoticed by both fans and fighters alike. One fighter in particular was Anthony “Rumble” Johnson who … Read more

Is Ryan Bader crazy? Thinks Rumble is a good matchup

Ryan Bader steps in to the cage with Anthony Johnson a week from Saturday and many fans believe he is going to be obliterated by his monstrous opponent. Bader’s safety isn’t an issue for him. In fact he told MMA Noise in an interview that he thinks he has found Johnson’s weakness and the key … Read more

Daniel “Ninja” Roberts steps in to face John Howard on March 21

UFC newcomer Daniel “Ninja” Roberts (9-0) will replace the injured Anthony “Rumble” Johnson to fight John “Doomsday” Howard (13-4) at “UFC on Versus 1,” set for March 21 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Col. Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) broke the news yesterday that Johnson would have to pull out due to injury, and was … Read more

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson forced to pull out of March 21 bout with John Howard

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (8-3) has had to pull out of his highly anticipated March 21 “UFC on Versus” bout with John “Doomsday” Howard (13-4) due to a knee injury. Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) was notified of the bout cancellation this evening from an associate who spoke directly to Howard’s manager. “Rumble’s” last fight was a … Read more

Josh Koscheck to take on Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in UFC 106 co-main event

Koscheck's addition to UFC 106 against Anthony Johnson has helped the struggling card.

“UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2” has just gotten a bit more exciting with the addition of Josh Koscheck vs. Anthony Johnson as the co-main event. The event was in need of some sort of line up boost after losing the heavyweight championship fight between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin as the main event.

Koscheck first hinted at the bout on his Twitter account, “I got some big fight news for me. I am fighting nov 21 in Vegas. Co main event!!! Haha it’s on baby!!!!” Then later confirmed the fight was with Johnson with, “bout Agreement for UFC 106 is here…I will sign today and be Fighting Anthony Johnson. :))).”

The fight has still not been officially announced by the UFC.

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Catching up with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson – PRO MMA exclusive interview

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson started off his UFC career with a bang as he knocked out Chad Reiner in 13 seconds flat. Unfortunately for him, in his second UFC outing he was choked out by the much more experienced Rich Clementi. Following that, he bounced back with another first round knockout, this time over Tommy Speer at “UFC Fight Night 13.”

Then in Johnson’s next fight he received the now infamous pokes in the eye (five times to be exact) and ended up losing an extremely controversial third round TKO. However, Johnson got revenge in his next fight with a vicious head kick knockout of poke-master Kevin Burns last December. “Rumble’s” most recent bout was in February, when he made another first round casualty out of Luigi Fioravanti.

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Anthony “Rumble” Johnson: Climbing the welterweight ladder one fighter at a time – PRO MMA exclusive interview

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (7-2, 4-2 UFC) isn’t worried about a title shot. He doesn’t care if he faces Mike Swick next, or Dan Hardy, although he wouldn’t mind Hardy coming to America on his turf for a face off. “Rumble” isn’t concerned if he needs one, two, or three more wins to get a shot at the UFC Welterweight Crown.

What he does concentrate and focus on is his next opponent. Once the call is received and he knows who the lucky guy is, then Anthony knows it’s time to take that next step up the ladder towards his goal of being the best 170 pound fighter on the planet.

Johnson is a great wrestler and a collegiate national champion, but it has been his highlight reel knockouts that have been his signature in the UFC. Every time he steps into the Octagon, fans are getting to see even more versatile striking from the 6’2″ Welterweight, as showcased with his sick head kick KO of Kevin Burns in their rematch.

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Rashad Evans Could Upset Chuck Liddell At UFC 88


by: Kelvin Hunt

I know I know…Liddell kills wrestlers and the prove is in the pudding. Randy Couture and Tito Ortiz both succumbed to ass whippings twice, as did Kevin Randleman. However, there are several factors that could possibly alter the outcome that we have become all to familiar with in this regard. First let’s take a look at Rashad Evans and what he brings to the table in comparison to the other wrestlers Liddell has faced.

Rashad brings a decent chin, adequate standup game, questionable stamina, but is a much better athlete than Couture or Ortiz. I think the X-factor for Evans will be his stamina. If he comes into this fight in shape, I think his chances of winning go up dramatically. Now let’s take a look some of the factors that could affect the outcome of this fight:

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