John Howard: Anthony Johnson took the 'p---- way out'

by Erik Fontanez | source: mmaweekly.com
 

“He started the beef about a year ago,” Howard explained. “What happened was, (the UFC) offered the fight to me for my second fight in the UFC. And I told them, ‘no, I don’t think it’s a good idea. I’m still new in the UFC and I still want to be making some money out of it, and don’t want to be fighting some of the top 20 guys already.’ He took it like, oh, I was scared, I’m a (expletive), I’m a (expletive) and all this. And then call me a ‘cotton picker.’

“I got really uptight about that.”

“He talks all this (expletive), ‘yo, I’m going to stand and bang,’” he said. “What’d he do? He (expletive) out and took him down. I’m not saying it wasn’t a smart strategy. Maybe it was, but don’t come up like, ‘oh, I’m going to stand and bang. I’m a hardcore mother (expletive).’ And then when push comes to shove, you take down and you go the (expletive) way out.

“At least, when I fought Thiago, yes, Thiago beat me, but I stood and banged with a mother (expletive).”

“It’s about to get real ugly.”

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jct71 site profile image  

3/30/11 11:03 AM by jct71

You reminded me of that Kevin Burns eye poke nonsense. Ho many times did he do it? Then said his fingers dont bend and he couldnt control it or something.

Twostep site profile image  

3/30/11 8:39 AM by Twostep

And still went down. AJ has harder head kicks than anyone I've seen at WW. I remember him rocking someone else even though they blocked his high kick, and he left Kevin Burns for dead with one.

jct71 site profile image  

3/30/11 8:32 AM by jct71

Howard looked greatly outclassed vs Alves, dont recall if it was on short notice or not but he showed heart and took a beating but thats all I recall about that fight. Had a huge lump on his head too. Seems weird to call out AJ after a dominant win, but I guess there is real heat between them. Would watch for sure but AJ would do the same to Howard.

nobones site profile image  

3/30/11 3:58 AM by nobones

UFC can have no problem giving us Toney vs. Couture but they can't give us this fight?  I would pay just for this to be a main event.

Smith1234 site profile image  

3/30/11 3:19 AM by Smith1234

You should watch the Gracie twister breakdown. They also cover this fight and gave AJ props for his grond. He also was trying to get a rare submission in addition to the arm triangle, so watch it.

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3/30/11 3:18 AM by KingstonHawke

Although I think this would be a great fight, right now is not the time at all. I say Howard v. Lytle, and Rumble v. Alves (if he wins his next fight). And hey, if one comes in over weight, than the other one can just say "you too?" lol

KingstonHawke site profile image  

3/30/11 3:18 AM by KingstonHawke

Although I think this would be a great fight, right now is not the time at all. I say Howard v. Lytle, and Rumble v. Alves (if he wins his next fight). And hey, if one comes in over weight, than the other one can just say "you too?" lol

HtownLegend site profile image  

3/30/11 3:08 AM by HtownLegend

I Think AJ wins it, I like Howard, but AJ is the better fighter and wins it by UD

blank site profile image  

3/30/11 3:01 AM by blank

So aj beat an OVERRATED fighter.

gusto site profile image  

3/30/11 12:45 AM by gusto

i would bet the fucking farm on rumblehoward is funny though