Combat Rewind, May 19: Lavar Johnson scores a big knockout

There’s “Flashback Friday” and “Throwback Thursday” (and Tuesday, too, if you want). But at MMA Junkie, we figured why not expand that to every day? “Combat Rewind” brings you some of combat sports’ best highlights from every calendar day of the year. It’s a look back at history, courtesy of the UFC Fight Pass archives, […]

Demetrious Johnson appreciates Henry Cejudo’s shoutout for best career accomplishment

Demetrious Johnson can appreciate Henry Cejudo’s recent comments about their legendary UFC 227 fight. After adding another all-time great to his resume by successfully defending his bantamweight title against Dominick Cruz last weekend at UFC 249, Cejudo announced his retirement. Chatting to the media backstage after the card, Cejudo said the defining moment in his […]

Retiring Henry Cejudo says dethroning Demetrious Johnson was ‘the pinnacle of my UFC career’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After announcing his retirement following his successful bantamweight title defense against Dominic Cruz at UFC 249, UFC 135-pound champion Henry Cejudo chatted with the media backstage and revealed the moment that will forever define his UFC career. The pinnacle of my UFC career? Man, there’s a lot of great ones,” he told […]

MMA’s week out of the cage: 236-pound Anthony Johnson begins ‘mini camp’ for UFC return

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA. In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight […]

Demetrious Johnson not worried about ONE title fight possibly being in empty arena

Demetrious Johnson | ONE Championship Demetrious Johnson has known since this past October that his next fight is Adriano Moraes. Now that their bout has been pushed further back due to the coronavirus pandemic, he’s had even more time to think about it. The former UFC flyweight king is set to fight Moraes next for […]

Michael Johnson to Face Thiago Moises at UFC Fight Night 171 on May 13

Michael Johnson will lock horns with Thiago Moises in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 171 on May 13. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC full fight video: Nate Diaz calls out Conor McGregor after Michael Johnson beatdown

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson full fight video to see Diaz pick up a dominant decision win over Johnson and then make an unforgettable callout of Conor McGregor at UFC on FOX 17 on Dec. 19, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. In his first appearance in over a year, Diaz outpaced […]

UFC free fight: Nate Diaz beats Michael Johnson, delivers legendary Conor McGregor callout

Nate Diaz’s return from a year-long layoff in 2015 proved to be one of the most pivotal moments in the Stockton native’s career. Diaz (20-12 MMA, 15-10 UFC) faced Michael Johnson at UFC on Fox 17 on Dec. 19 looking perhaps in the best shape he’s ever been, then went on to deliver a performance […]

UFC full fight video: Watch Justin Gaethje’s thrilling debut against Michael Johnson

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Watch Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson full fight video to see Gaethje add to his highlight reel and pick up his first UFC victory against Johnson at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale on July 7, 2017, in Las Vegas. Gaethje—appropriately nicknamed “The Highlight”—entered the UFC with the reputation as one of […]

Adriano Moraes: Demetrious Johnson will deserve immediate rematch after ONE Championship title fight

Adriano Moraes will put his flyweight belt on the line against Demetrious Johnson. | ONE Championship A flyweight championship bout between Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson was moved from China to Indonesia and then to the Philippines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the undisputed ONE Championship king is still hoping it goes down on […]

Michael Johnson issues UFC 249 challenge to Alexander Hernandez

Michael Johnson has issued a challenge to Alexander Hernandez. According to a tweet from Johnson (19-15 MMA, 11-11 UFC) on Saturday, he needs a new opponent. Conversely, Hernandez (11-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) recently told MMA Junkie he’s unsure his UFC 249 fight will happen, considering potential travel restrictions for his opponent Islam Makhachev. “So @TheGreat155 […]

Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson reveals the fight that inspired his UFC return

For fight fans searching for something to look forward to once the coronavirus pandemic has eased, Anthony Johnson’s return to UFC action might just fit the bill. The explosive former light heavyweight contender said during a recent Dominance MMA media day, where he said he was open to coming back at either light heavyweight or […]

Anthony Johnson: UFC comeback on track, but still haven’t entered USADA pool

LAS VEGAS – Anthony Johnson is training hard and still planning his UFC return, however, he’s yet to complete a crucial step that would allow him to step back in the octagon. After retiring from the sport following a title-fight loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210 in April 2017, Johnson (22-6 MMA, 13-6 UFC) announced […]

Missed Fists: Curtis Blaydes, Anthony Johnson go full sumo, more

Anthony Johnson and Curtis Blaydes compete in a sumo match at a SubStars show in Miami on Feb. 21, 2020 | MMA Central, YouTube Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have been overlooked in these hectic times where it seems […]

Watch Curtis Blaydes beat ‘Rumble’ Johnson … in a sumo wrestling match

With no MMA fights currently lined up, Curtis Blaydes and Anthony Johnson decided to dip their toes into the world of sumo wrestling, and the results were thoroughly entertaining. Yup, they competed in sumo. Gear on, bare backsides, mawashi belts and everything. The SubStars grappling event took place Friday night in Miami, where Blaydes and […]

Written off, but victorious, Timothy Johnson says there’s more to come after upset win at Bellator 239

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Timothy Johnson felt a little slighted by the betting odds going into Bellator 239. Johnson (13-6 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) came up big as a heavy underdog, when he knocked Tyrell Fortune out of the ranks of the unbeaten with a big right hand in the first round. Johnson’s upset victory meant he was […]

Bellator 239 Results: Yaroslav Amosov remains undefeated, Tim Johnson scores huge upset KO

Bellator On Friday night at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla., Bellator returned with the first event of its weekend doubleheader, Bellator 239, and it was a bad night for former standout collegiate wrestlers. Early in the night, Tyrell Fortune was knocked unconscious by Tim Johnson, and in the main event, Yaroslav Amosov kept […]

Bellator 239 results: Timothy Johnson knocks out previously unbeaten Tyrell Fortune

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Tyrell Fortune raised eyebrows during Bellator 239 fight week by proclaiming himself the best heavyweight in the world. Timothy Johnson had something to say about that when they got into the cage together Friday night. Veteran Johnson (13-6 MMA, 1-2 BMMA), who was previously winless in Bellator, used a hellacious right hand […]

Bellator 239’s Timothy Johnson sees Tyrell Fortune as stepping stone to snap losing streak

THACKERVILLE, OKLA. —Timothy Johnson plans on taking his Bellator career in a different direction. The veteran heavyweight seeks to shake off a two-fight losing streak which started his run with the Viacom-owned organization. Johnson (12-6 MMA, 0-2 BMMA) takes on blue-chip prospect Tyrell Fortune in the main card of Friday’s Bellator 239. Despite his current […]

Demetrious Johnson glad UFC flyweight division survived, weighs in on Henry Cejudo’s antics

A lot has gone down in the UFC flyweight division since Demetrious Johnson’s departure. The former longtime UFC champion left the organization in late 2018, not long after his split-decision loss to Henry Cejudo, which ended a reign that began with the title’s 2012 inauguration.  The loss marked the end of Johnson’s six-year run as […]

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