Anthony Johnson has fought a who’s who of challenging opponents in the course of his career. But he expects his future to be the most risky.
Set to make his Bellator MMA debut on May possibly 7 as portion of the light heavyweight Grand Prix at Bellator 258, “Rumble” squares off with a fellow previous multi-time UFC title challenger. It’s “Rumble” vs. the “Soldier of God,” Yoel Romero.
“Besides some of my schooling companions, yeah, I give Yoel that title,” Johnson mentioned of Romero on Wednesday during the Bellator 258 media day (h/t MMA Fighting). “That I can think of suitable now, Yoel is the most unsafe fighter I have really faced, I feel.”
In April, the opening round of the tournament was made the decision as Corey Anderson along with heavyweight winner Ryan Bader and mild heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov sophisticated. Awaiting Johnson in his following bout if he is to get previous Romero will be the champion in Nemkov.
At a time, Johnson was slated to experience Jon Jones—a person quite a few would take into account his toughest task—for his to start with vocation UFC title prospect. Alternatively, Daniel Cormier slid into that spot following Jones’ lawful troubles. As a final result, Cormier wound up currently being the only male to have defeated Johnson at 205-pounds (10-2 in the division, 22-6 general) and that stays genuine today.
Due to the fact of the hazard of his approaching problem, “Rumble” is completely focused on what is correct in entrance of him.
“I have not thought that much ahead,” Anthony Johnson reported of the tournament. “I’m concentrated on Yoel. If I search previous him a person time, I’m accomplished. I can not seem previous him. I haven’t imagined about Corey, I have not assumed about Bader, I have not assumed about Nemkov. I have believed about Yoel.
“But you know what, I feel I’m preventing Jon Jones regardless. I’ve bought to fight Yoel and everyone else in the fat class is suitable up there, also. I acquired my hands full. Jon Jones is not even on my radar, has not been for many years. Now it’s all about Bellator.”
This write-up appeared initially on BJPENN.COM