In several recent interviews, UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson expressed no preference for his next opponent. But now he knows who he wants: Alexander Gustafsson.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
I guess Ryan Bader won't be available by October, so it's straight to Plan B!
Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Anthony Johnson, wants to go to the head of the light heavyweight class. And he knows the fastest way to do that is by cutting in front of Alexander Gustafsson, who happens to be next in line for a 205-pound title shot.
"Rumble" goes public with his request: @AlexTheMauler I respect you as a fighter but this is business. @danawhite said our fight mak read news >>
UFC light-heavyweight competitor Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson took to Facebook to respectfully call out Alexander Gustafsson for a No. 1 contender match-up.
It appears Anthony Johnson has finally taken it upon himself to control his own fortune in the UFC.
Following his two remarkable wins since returning to the promotion, which included a vicious KO over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Johnson made it clear that he is interested in a title shot and wants to face Alexander Gustafsson to get to that covete read news >>
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Up until now, Anthony Johnson has allowed his thunderous fists and feet to do his talking for him in this second UFC stint. But on Wednesday, stuck in limbo without a fight on the docket, "Rumble" finally took to Facebook to lob a challenge towards one of the light heavyweight division's top dogs.
Johnson's target: Alexander Gustafsson.
"@AlexTheMauler I respect you as a fighter but this is business," Johnson wrote. "@danawhite said our fight makes sense. There's nobody left for us to fight plus read news >>
Heavyweight kickboxing prospect Benjamin Adegbuyi was flown to Sweden earlier this year specially to prepare Alexander Gustafsson for his fight with Jimi Manuwa. Both expressed deep respect for each other's skills afterwards and will train together again. In the meantime, Gustafsson is backing Adegbuyi as a GLORY title contender.
UFC light-heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson today lent his support to Benjamin Adegbuyi's campaign for a shot at the GLORY heavyweight title.
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And Alistair Overeem by next summer?
Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Anthony Johnson, is making life easier for promotion matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby, recently telling UFC.com that he already has his next two fights lined up.
And it starts with Ryan Bader in October. "Hopefully I'll be able to fight in late October or something like that if there are any fights open. I was hoping I could fight Ryan Bader in late October and fight [Gustafsson] on th read news >>
Anthony Johnson’s in a peculiar situation: He doesn’t want to call out opponents and appear brash, but as a contender in one of the UFC’s more intriguing weight classes, he factors into nearly every matchmaking discussion.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
With UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones now facing Daniel Cormier in January, Anthony Johnson is already thinking ahead. UFC president Dana White claimed Johnson could be next for an odd man out Alexander Gustafsson, but 'Rumble' has other plans.
"Hopefully I'll be able to fight in late October or something like that if there are any fights open," Johnson told UFC.com."I was hoping I could fight Ryan Bader in late October and fight [Gustafsson] on the Jon Jones card. That's my idea. "Peopl read news >>
Alexander Gustafsson suffered his own type of pain when news broke that Jon Jones was forced off of the UFC 178 card due to injury (via a report by Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting). The UFC has rescheduled the fight between Jones and Daniel Cormier for UFC 182, which is set for January 3, 2015. While that fight has excited fans in recent weeks, Gustafsson, who is ranked No. 1 in the light heavyweight division by the UFC, has been left out in the cold. In response, Gustafsson has come out to state read news >>
From Yahoo Sports: Alexander Gustafsson isn't happy his title shot wasn't restored after Jon Jones' fight against Daniel Cormier was postponed. read news >>
Alexander Gustafsson is upset that he wasn't reinstated against Jon Jones when the champ's next defense was moved to January, but he's now likely to fight Anthony Johnson next. read news >>