Monday, July 06, 2009

Catching up with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson - PRO MMA exclusive interview

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Anthony “Rumble” Johnson started off his UFC career with a bang as he knocked out Chad Reiner in 13 seconds flat. Unfortunately for him, in his second UFC outing he was choked out by the much more experienced Rich Clementi. Following that, he bounced back with another first round knockout, this time over Tommy Speer at “UFC Fight Night 13.”

Then in Johnson’s next fight he received the now infamous pokes in the eye (five times to be exact) and ended up losing an extremely controversial third round TKO. However, Johnson got revenge in his next fight with a vicious head kick knockout of poke-master Kevin Burns last December. “Rumble’s” most recent bout was in February, when he made another first round casualty out of Luigi Fioravanti.

PRO MMA ( recently caught up with the dangerous striker to see if he was ready to get back in the cage after a recent knee injury. Anthony also talked about how he thinks he would match up with a high level wrestler, what he thought about another recent eye poke incident, his opinion on the title fights at UFC 100, and much more.

Anthony Johnson interview

PRO MMA: Anthony, how are you.
ANTHONY JOHNSON: Not too bad, how about you?

PRO MMA: Not too bad. Now you were supposed to fight at the Ultimate Fighter Finale but you hurt your knee. What exactly happened with that?
ANTHONY JOHNSON: I was training and I tore my meniscus last year and I got too lazy and just wanted to keep training and not go to the doctor about it. I thought it would heal on its own and I just re-injured it and that was it.

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