Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson shockingly announces retirement after UFC 210 main event
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 10, 2017,
Apr 10, 2017, 11:22
He fought his way up through the welterweight division at 170 but had his struggles to make weight.
Johnson lost by submission in the second round against Cormier at UFC 210, and the 33-year-old confirmed in the immediate aftermath he would not be returning to the octagon.
Daniel Cormier needed two attempts to make weight in Buffalo this afternoon ahead of his light-heavyweight title fight against Anthony Johnson at UFC210.
In both cases, the betting line spent most of its life around a pick'em until Johnson garnered support closer to the fight.
Having fought Cormier and prepared to fight Johnson before, Jones knows the participants in Saturday's pay-per-view headliner well.
There was no other real drama as all the other main participants for the big event made weight. "But I don't want to be a guy who's always fighting because 9 percent on every million, that's a lot of money".
Cormier wanted nothing to do with Jones' posturing, saying, "don't talk to me about a guy who's ineligible".
"I'm exhausted of getting punched by guys and rolling around on the ground with guys".
"I couldn't believe he was forcing me to wrestle", said Cormier after his second successful title defense. In their last fight, Cormier was dropped by a Johnson right hand shortly after the fight began but went on to win by submission. Strawweight fighter Pearl Gonzales was initially pulled from - and then reinstated in - her fight with the undefeated Cynthia Calvillo, after confusion over whether Gonzales was allowed to fight in NY state having had breast implants.
Johnson who held at record of 22-6, and just 33 years of age made a decision to call it quits.
Gegard Mousasi stopped Chris Weidman by TKO in the second round of a confusing conclusion to a middleweight bout. When you get your [expletive] together and you're ready to fight, I'm where waiting for you! "Dude's done ... I would demoralize him".
"Why did they even stop the fight if it was a legal hit?"
Cynthia Calvillo earned a submission win in a fight that was almost scrapped over Pearl Gonzalez's breast implants. The commission cleared Gonzalez to fight after conversations with her physician, a spokeswoman for the commission said.
"This is my last fight", Johnson told Rogan.