Next his exit from the UFC, former mild heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson unveiled the 1 combat that acquired away from him.
Johnson not too long ago still left the UFC to indication a free of charge-agent deal with Bellator. Thinking of his previous fight took place in 2017, it was surprising to see Johnson announce his comeback with Bellator seemingly out of nowhere. UFC president Dana White just lately reported that he would permit Johnson make clear why he still left the promotion, and he did just that in an interview with ESPN on Wednesday. He also was asked if he experienced any regrets about his time with the UFC.
In Johnson’s see, he completed considerably of what he established out to do in the UFC, but there was usually 1 struggle lacking from his professional history. That was a battle against previous UFC mild heavyweight champion Jon Jones. With Jones now at heavyweight and Johnson at Bellator, the ship has sailed on that struggle. In Johnson’s look at, that is the a person that bought absent.
Rumble says Bones is the one struggle that bought absent through his UFC operate.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) December 17, 2020
“Jon Jones was the rationale I went up to 205lbs. Staying ready to battle the pound-for-pound No. 1 male ever at 205, that’s an honor to be able to contend against anyone like that,” Johnson informed ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.
For struggle supporters, Jones vs. Johnson was a struggle that anyone required to see from about 2015 to 2017. Sad to say, the battle under no circumstances happened owing to negative timing. Throughout this time period, Jones was suspended various instances and shed his belt. He skipped a significant amount of cage time and the UFC was never capable to get him in the Octagon against Johnson. In its place, Daniel Cormier was the light heavyweight champion for significantly of this time time period and Johnson fought him twice, shedding each of these fights by rear-bare choke submission.
Do you think we will ever a person working day see Anthony Johnson struggle Jon Jones?