Anthony “Rumble” Johnson died… that is in keeping with a number of distinguished figures within the MMA neighborhood.
The previous UFC fighter reportedly handed away this weekend after battling an undisclosed sickness he is apparently been coping with for fairly a while. It is unclear what it is likely to be, nonetheless… the remainder of the small print surrounding his dying have but to be launched.
of the UFC Michael Chiesa despatched in a condolence put up, writing… “RIP Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. One of the crucial prolific KO performers our sport has ever seen. My prayers exit to his household and everybody affected by this tragedy.”
Different MMA fighters and journalists have additionally posted tons of tributes to the man… the information appears to have shocked nearly everybody, as Rumble has been out of the highlight for some time.
A outstanding reminiscence got here from Daniel Cormier, who confronted Rumble within the Octagon a couple of instances. He writes, “Relaxation my brother. For a man who struck worry into the hearts of so many individuals, Anthony Johnson was a caring particular person. From random messages to check-ins throughout loss. What an individual he was, Rumble will likely be missed. Generally , life does not It does not appear honest Horrible information.
What DC is referring to is the truth that Rumble was infamous for his power and power – which translated to the brutal knockouts he used to show in his prime. A very good punch might put a man to sleep, and he definitely had a popularity for attempting to show it in fights.
His file was unbelievable on the time… 23 wins, 17 of them by KO or TKO. He had solely 6 losses. Rumble has competed in numerous UFC occasions over time – since 2006 – however has by no means gained a title. For some time, he ranked first in his pre-retirement weight class. He parted methods with the UFC intermittently however formally minimize ties in 2020 to hitch Bellator MMA.
Rumble fought at totally different ranges… middleweight, welterweight, mild heavyweight, and finally heavyweight in his later years. He had essentially the most success in the previous few lessons.
He was 38 years previous.