Article

"I had no choice but to grow" - A. Johnson

Ahead of UFC 172 fight, Anthony Johnson talks growth
By: Elias Cepeda, Yahoo! Sports
"Back in 2012, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson was set to fight Vitor Belfort when he missed weight, again, badly. Johnson had repeatedly struggled and failed to make the welterweight limit prior and moved up to middleweight to try and make the weight cut more doable.

"Johnson's body refused him, however, and he missed weight by over ten pounds against Belfort. Then, Johnson went out and lost in the first round to 'The Phenom.'

"Johnson was immediately cut from the UFC. Since that time, Johnson has fought and won six times, at heavyweight and light heavyweight. On Saturday, he makes his return to the UFC in the UFC 172 co-main event against Phil Davis."

Read the full article
Friday, November 7
10PM/7PM
ETPT
Sydney, Australia

Media

Recent
Lisa Foiles runs down all of the need-to-know news for Thursday, October 30, including four significant fight announcements made by the UFC.
Oct 30, 2014
Relive the battle between Team Pettis' Aisling Daly and Team Melendez's Angela Magana.
Oct 29, 2014
Photos from the sixth episode of The Ultimate Fighter, featuring the bout between No. 5 seed Aisling Daly and No. 12 seed Angela Magana.
Oct 29, 2014
Aisling Daly and Angela Magana step on the scale in anticipation of their bout on an all-new episode of The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned.
Oct 29, 2014