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11/4/12 6:57 PM
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“I was always upset. I hated everybody if I was dropping to 170 [pounds], especially on weigh-in day,” Johnson told Sherdog.com after his knockout of D.J. Linderman at the World Series of Fighting’s debut event. “Everything happens for a reason. I don’t take back anything that happened in my past, because if it hadn’t happened back then, I wouldn’t be who I am right now. Moving to [light heavyweight] was definitely the best decision that I’ve ever made in my life.”

On Saturday night, Johnson competed in his fourth fight since receiving his UFC release this past January, knocking out Bellator veteran D.J. Linderman at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The setup for the finish was one not seen often, as Johnson was the recipient of an accidental eye poke just moments prior. The Blackzilian began blinking badly, looking to referee Herb Dean for help. Dean, however, did not see the accidental foul and was unable to step in.

“Nothing was going through my mind except that [Linderman] poked me in the eye,” Johnson said of the sequence. “I looked over at Herb, and Herb said he didn’t see it. I respect him. He’s the best ref in the world. If he didn’t see it, then I respect that, because they don’t see everything.”

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11/4/12 7:45 PM
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Hopefully he drops down to MW once he gets brought back to the UFC. LHW is too much for him
11/4/12 8:26 PM
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instant karma, also i don't know anyone who has had worse luck with eyepokes than Anthony Johnson. seems like every fight i see he gets poked in the eyes.
11/4/12 9:13 PM
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whowillbetop5in5years - Hopefully he drops down to MW once he gets brought back to the UFC. LHW is too much for him

You'll always be better closer to your natural weight then trying to drop 1 or 2 classes. If 205 is where he should be he will be a monster he can't be when cutting weight.
11/4/12 9:18 PM
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The guy is a ripped 220. LHW was always the weight he should have competed at IMO. Phone Post
11/4/12 9:23 PM
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Too many good wrestlers in the LHW division, that could give him problems. He could make a title run at 185, I think he carries too much muscle at 205 but he could prove me wrong
11/4/12 9:30 PM
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205 is his natural weight class, imo. As he stated he now walks around at 225 while in training camp.
11/4/12 11:42 PM
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I am glad he is finally at his appropriate weight class. I don't ever have any interest in seeing him lower than 205 again, as he has shown he can't make weight at 170 or 185. He needs to stay where he is at and make it work instead of making the public watch him miss weight time and time again.
11/5/12 2:19 AM
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2 years from now fighting in India: "Moving to super-heavyweight was the best decision I ever made."
11/5/12 2:27 AM
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jfw jr - 205 is his natural weight class, imo. As he stated he now walks around at 225 while in training camp.
I wonder whose idea it was for him to ever try 170 Phone Post
11/5/12 2:41 AM
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No shit! It took him this long to workout? Phone Post
11/5/12 2:54 AM
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I believe i will never understand how this guy could make 170
11/6/12 7:08 AM
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Foob - I believe i will never understand how this guy could make 170

Totally agree with this. I remember seeing a pic of him next to Hashad, totally dwarfs him.
11/6/12 8:13 AM
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This is good news. I was worried he was going to have to find a new entourage.

 

11/6/12 8:38 AM
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I still can't wrap my head around him making 170 against Brenneman, but unable to make 185 against Vitor.


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