Anthony Johnson Talks UFC 104 With Inside Fights
October 28, 2009
Originally posted on InsideFights.com
After his first round technical knockout victory over Luigi Fiorivantti, Anthony Johnson took some question’s from announced Joe Rogan. In the post fight interview, one would have a hard time believing the disappointed Johnson had actually one the fight.
“The reason I was disappointed in myself with the Luigi fight is that I was just chasing him around the octagon too much, you know,” explained Johnson. “I’m trained to fight, not chase people around. So that’s why I was saying I was disappointed. I just felt like couldn’t do what I wanted to do.”
Not only was he disappointed that he could not follow his plan, “Rumble”, a fan favorite for his exhilarating fights, was also unhappy that he “couldn’t give the fans what they wanted”.
This weekend at UFC 104, Johnson has an opportunity to entertain the fans and continue his roll through the UFC welterweight division.
Johnson’s match up at UFC 104 is Yoshiyuki Yoshida, who was put out cold by Josh Koscheck in his last performance. Yoshida walks into the cage against a true knockout artist in Johnson, who is an enormous and powerful welterweight always looking for the knockout.
“Like always man, I expect my performance to be the best that it can be and go out there and do my best, and, you know, always give something good for the fans,” states Johnson. “Of course I plan on winning, but I’ll take a win anyway I can. But everybody know I’m gonna shoot for the knockout.”
While Yoshida has only been knocked out one time in his career, Johnson certainly holds as much power in his punches as Koscheck can claim. However, Johnson thinks if he is to knockout Yoshida, it will be even more vicious than Koscheck’s.