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Anthony Johnson Settles for Lightweight, Gives Up Middleweight Bid

Written on July 05, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, was dismissed from UFC, after failing to make weight at middleweight last January at UFC 142.

Former fighter, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, makes a move to 205-lbs., after his failed middleweight bid. Johnson has been let go by after he was unable to make weight for his middleweight bout against Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort”, who defeated him at last January’s 142.

After his release, Johnson then signs to , where he made his debut at a 195-lbs catchweight after his failed bid to fight at middleweight.

“The Rumble” is now ready to fight as a lightheavyweight and says in his recent interview:

“I sat down with my coaches and we just decided that 205 would be best for me. That way I can perform even better and I don’t have much to worry about, if anything. We’re excited about it and I feel good about it already. I already feel like I have more energy, more strength, and I’m excited about it.”

“It’s like it’s either now or never. Now’s the time and I’ve just got to run with it. Each camp I feel a little bit better, I keep improving, doing better things inside the gym, and outside of the gym. Everything is progressing more and more even though I’ve had my ups and downs,”

“I know I can fight at 205, that won’t be a problem. Cause I have the size, speed and the strength for it. I probably should have been fighting 205 a long time ago, but just being me thinking I can do it all, making dumb decisions, maturing, it’s going to work out.”

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