Johnson stands behind his team, The Blackzilians

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Anthony Johnson is scheduled to compete against Andrei Arlovski this weekend at the World Series of Fighting, at heavyweight. Johnson has previously competed as low as welterweight. Johnson, a member of Florida’s ‘The Blackzilians’, recently spoke to Damon Martin of B/R, and defended his team, which recently has been criticized after losing some high profile bouts.

“In this sport, you’re going to have your losses. That’s just the name of the sport, nobody can stay on top forever,” Johnson told Bleacher Report. “Even though we’ve had our losses, the team still trains hard and we still do our best and that’s all that matters. We don’t care about what everybody says. We know people are going to talk—let them talk, and we just keep it moving. You win some, you lose some; it’s all about can you bounce back.”

“The world is built around being negative whenever something goes wrong. We’re not negative on each other,” said Johnson. “If one person loses, we all lose. We don’t see it as ‘oh, that guy lost’—no, we see it as we all lost. It’s a team thing, a family thing. No matter what, though, we keep pushing.

“We don’t care about what anybody has to say.”

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