Despite the severity of his mistake on the scales, Anthony Johnson said he doesn't dwell on losing his UFC contract and focuses only on his future — which now comes in Titan Fighting Championship, including a middleweight date against former UFC fighter Dave Branch at the HDNet-televised Titan Fighting Championship 22 on May 25 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.
"I can't hold onto the past or my mistakes," Johnson said. "I've got to learn from them and keep moving. I can't let that stuff haunt me because once it haunts you, I don't think you'll ever get over it."
"I try not to have too many regrets in my life. I have a few, but when it comes down to fighting, I don't have any. No point. The bad stuff ain't paying my bills."
"When it came down to making weight for 185, I just think my body had to adjust from losing muscle to packing on muscle, then trying to lose it (again). My body was just confused. 'What are you doing to me.'"
"But it is what it is. I can't complain about it, I just have to keep going forward and not even think about the past and just think about my future."
"Of course my ultimate goal is to get back in the UFC, but I'm with Titan right now, so I can't think about anything else."
"I've just got to think about who I'm with and who I have to compete against. I've just got to be ready for David Branch. I'm not thinking about who is in the UFC or what the UFC is doing. When my time comes, it will come."
"Florida is great. I like the weather here, but most importantly, I have my (Blackzilian) team here. We all hang out. We're just a big family really. I've got half my family here, so it's not like I'm really missing anything else besides my friends."
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