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 >>
Let's get vertical! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has released the new poster for its upcoming UFC 178: "Johnson vs. Cariaso" pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which takes place on Sept. 27, 2014 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada.
UFC 178 will be headlined by flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, who takes on top contender Chris Cariaso for all the marbles, thanks to an untimely injury to original headliner Jon Jones (more on that here), as "Bones" was sh read news >>
On September 27 in Las Vegas, Demetrious Johnson will put his flyweight title on the line against No. 8-ranked flyweight Chris Cariaso. In the co-main event, perennial lightweight contender Donald Cerrone will face off against UFC newcomer and former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.
While those are two big fights in terms of importance in each division, the third fight on the main card may have more people talking going into it.
That fight is a featherweight matchup between No. 9-ran read news >>
As it turns out, a difficult weight cut was the only thing holding Anthony "Rumble" Johnson from making his way to the front of the line. Just two victories—albeit really, really impressive ones—since his return to the Octagon and Johnson is already giving Jon Jones one more reason to stick around at light heavyweight before the pound-for-pound king makes the trek to heavyweight waters. Johnson is back and better than ever. As it stands, the light heavyweight title picture is in complete disarra read news >>
Keith Johnson faces Mike Bronzoulis at Titan FC 29 on Friday night, but with a victory, he hopes to take aim at the promotion's welterweight championship. read news >>
Veteran referee Herb Dean will be the third man in the cage when Demetrious Johnson attempts to defend his UFC flyweight title for a record fifth consecutive time against heavy underdog Chris Cariaso at UFC 178.
Dean was unanimously selected at Thursday's Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) meeting to oversee the championship contest, which is scheduled to take place September 27, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV and will headline UFC 178's pay-per-view main card.
Nevada mainstay read news >>
Referee Herb Dean will oversee the flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso at UFC 178. read news >>
The referee and judging assignments are set for next month’s UFC 178 headliner.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
A look at the now finalized bout order for the September 27th PPV in Las Vegas, which features Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso in the main event.
...Imagine if UFC 178 still had Jon Jones/Daniel Cormier as the night's main event. We'd be discussing this card as one of the best the UFC has ever assembled. Unfortunately, Jones is injured and the new main event is flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson against the heavy underdog Chris Cariaso. It's a title fight featuring one of the sport's mos read news >>
And "Rumble" wouldn't mind getting the opportunity to knock his former Blackzilian teammate's head clean off. Sorry Greg Jackson, but Anthony Johnson isn't buying your story.
After Jon Jones was forced to bow out of his light heavyweight title fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 178 due to an injury, Jackson (Jon's trainer) revealed that it was during a training session with Alistair Overeem when "Bones" suffered the unfortunate tear in his knee.
Johnson, Alistair's former Blackzilian teammate, read news >>
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 >>