Major Update On Anthony Johnson’s UFC Return
Is Anthony Johnson ready to “Rumble” once again?
Johnson hasn’t been seen in action since April 8, 2017. After suffering his second loss to Daniel Cormier, “Rumble” decided to hang up his gloves. While he hasn’t competed since, Johnson has been seen at BKFC press events to ensure that situations between fighters don’t escalate.
During his time away from the Octagon, Johnson has been bulking up. It got to the point where “Rumble” initially revealed his plans to return as a heavyweight. Johnson ultimately decided to slim down and plans to make his comeback as a light-heavyweight.
The one holdup in “Rumble’s” comeback plan has been re-entering the USADA testing pool. Those coming out of retirement in the UFC must undergo six months of testing before being eligible to compete again. There is finally some movement on that end.
In a new update to USADA’s test history page, it’s been revealed that Johnson is back in the pool.
Things are getting interesting in the UFC’s light-heavyweight division. Jon Jones vacated the 205-pound gold in favor of moving up to heavyweight. On September 26, Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz will collide for the vacant UFC Light-Heavyweight Championship. The bout will serve as the co-main event of UFC 253.