Anthony Johnson Interview

Anthony Johnson

I know you hear the words “up-and-coming” thrown around a lot; but that is what Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is.  But he isn’t just your typical “up-and-comer”, despite his 5-1 record – including a 51-second win over Tom Speer.  What can be said is that his fight game isn’t especially pretty, but it sure is effective.  And you’ll see Johnson fight again when he faces Kevin Burns at UFC Fight Night 14 on July 19; Robert Rosseau of managed to get an interview with Johnson.  Johnson discussed a variety of subjects; below are some excerpts: How’s training been going?

Anthony Johnson: It’s going great, man. Been training hard. I’m in great cardio shape and my game plan hopefully works out for me. I’m excited for the fight. Whom have you been training with and where have you been training?

Anthony Johnson:
I’m training with Cung Le out in San Jose. He’s one of the best fighters out (there) right now, so I’m trying to learn from him.
Yeah, he’s a great guy to work with for sure. In your last fight against Tom Speer you seemed to have an easy time shirking his takedowns. I know it was a quick fight, but do you have a wrestling background?

Anthony Johnson: Yeah, I wrestled in college. I started wrestling when I was eight years old and had a wrestling scholarship out of high school. I went to Lassen Community College and won a national championship and then that was all she wrote. After I won my national championship I was like, I’m done wrestling.

For the rest of this interview, click here.


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