Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson was a successful mixed martial arts fighter, who spent most of his career fighting in the UFC.
Johnson had a long career and even came out of retirement for one last fight in 2021.
What was Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson’s record in the UFC?
Johnson was ranked as the number one light heavyweight contender in the UFC in 2014 – a position he held until his retirement three years later.
The professional fighter fought 29 times, winning 23 with six defeats throughout his career.
The Rumble was a knock out specialist with 17 wins coming by the big KO.
He was only stopped once in his six losses, the other five defeats were by submission.
How long was Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson in the UFC for?
Rumble Johnson had a ten-year long career in the UFC.
He joined in 2007 and did not retire until April 2017.
The Rumble’s retirement announcement surprised UFC fans as he was widely considered one of the best fighters in his weight category and one of the best finishers in the sport.
Aged 33 at the time, he was also one of the divisions younger competitors.
“I just have to (retire) right now and it’s nothing personal”, he said.
“This is something I had to do for me. I love you all—this is my last fight”, he explained.
When did Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson retire?
The Rumble announced his retirement after his second title loss to Daniel Cormier in 2017.
However, the fighter returned for one last fight in May 2021, beating Jose Augusto by knockout in the second round.
He was due to to fight for the Bellator light-heavyweight title in September 2021, however he was forced to pull out on account of a health issue.
In October 2022, his manager, Ali Abdelaziz, asked fans to “pray” for the fighter due to this ongoing illness.
“Rumble, he’s going through some health problems right now. It’s very sad,” he said.
“I think, I want everybody to pray for him. Pray for Anthony. It’s not going well. He’s very strong, spiritually. But pray for him,” he added.
On November 13 2022, it was announced that the ex fighter had lost his battle with illness.