UFC 104's Anthony Johnson: "As soon as I didn't make weight, my life changed"
October 28, 2009
Originally posted on MMAjunkie.com
UFC welterweight Anthony Johnson should have left Los Angeles $60,000 richer.
After earning a devastating 43-second TKO win over Yoshiyuki Yoshida on the main card of this past Saturday's UFC 104 event in Los Angeles, Johnson appeared to be a lock for the evening's "Knockout of the Night" award and a $60,000 bonus.
But Johnson missed weight the day before, and UFC president Dana White declared "Rumble" ineligible for the award. Johnson said the penalty was a life-changing moment.
"It sucked, but in a way it didn't suck because I deserved to be punished for not making weight," Johnson recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "It's nobody's fault but mine for not making weight. So I accepted the punishment of not getting $60,000, but trust me, my feelings were hurt."
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