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Anthony Johnson Hates John Howard, Would Gladly Accept Chance to Beat Him Up

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Anthony “Rumble” Johnson did what he had to do to get a win on Saturday night in Seattle at UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis. Through three rounds, he wrestled his way to a win, getting the decision nod over Dan Hardy in their co-main event match-up.

The fight was Johnson’s first since December of 2009. The 16 months Johnson spent away from fighting was more than enough time to survey the UFC’s welterweight division. Now, having come off a win in the organization’s first trip to the Emerald City, “Rumble” is able to wait and see who the UFC will pair him with next.

When asked who he’d like to take on in his next trip to the Octagon, Johnson explained that the division is deep enough to make his choice of opponent difficult, but one name sticks out to him.

“The welterweight division is so stacked that if you call out one person, you got to call everybody out,” Johnson said shortly after his UFC Fight Night win. “There’s only one person who I really hate – John Howard.”

Johnson made it clear that he detests Howard, but doesn’t feel “Doomsday” is capable of dealing with a “rumble” after getting dealt with by Thiago Alves so efficiently.

“But he got beat up by Thiago, so he ain’t ready for me yet,” he said. “So, we’ll see. Whoever they give me I guess I just have to be ready for it.”

If given the opportunity, however, Johnson would accept a fight with Howard in a heartbeat. When asked how he would feel if the UFC granted him the opportunity to fight him, Johnson explained it would be perfectly okay with him.

“That’s fine, I’ll beat him up,” he said.

And why does Anthony Johnson want to beat up John Howard? The answer is simple – he feels Howard is a coward.

“He’s a (expletive),” he said.

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Post #1   3/28/11 2:24:23PM   

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I've been wanting to see this fight since the feud started. But at the current moment, the fight would do nothing for Johnson. If Howard manages to beat him, that would have a huge negative impact on Johnson's current ranking. If I was Johnson, I wouldn't take the chance. Just too big a risk.

Post #2   3/28/11 2:28:37PM   

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Posted by FastKnockout

I've been wanting to see this fight since the feud started. But at the current moment, the fight would do nothing for Johnson. If Howard manages to beat him, that would have a huge negative impact on Johnson's current ranking. If I was Johnson, I wouldn't take the chance. Just too big a risk.



I would agree with you, but at the same time, would love to see this fight. Howard is exciting to watch and I think has the tools to beat Johnson.

Post #3   3/28/11 2:59:03PM   

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I am shocked the fight hasn't happened yet
This needs to happen. Maybe in june versus or philly card in aug

Post #4   3/28/11 4:06:15PM   

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It would be a good fight, but I think Rumble would dominate and risk losing like Cung Le lost to Scott Smith, too much risk.

Post #5   3/28/11 7:36:34PM   

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idk who id pick. maybe johnson with the superior wrestling. or maybe howard with the cleaner standup. i think howard has better cardio too. and howard is prolly a lot tougher

Post #6   3/28/11 8:25:19PM   

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Posted by sbulldavid

It would be a good fight, but I think Rumble would dominate and risk losing like Cung Le lost to Scott Smith, too much risk.



LOL, funny since Rumble trains with Cung.

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i don't know every time this fight starts coming together johnson gets hurt i think rumble wins it easier than some think

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Post #8   3/29/11 10:31:42AM