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‘It’s Now or Never’ – Anthony Johnson Decides to Move to Light Heavyweight

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Anthony Johnson is making some long overdue changes to his life and career starting with his next fight in 2012.

For years the former UFC fighter had been struggling and fighting to make weight, originally cutting down to 170 pounds, but missing the limit on several occasions.

Even a move to 185 pounds didn’t help, as he struggled mightily once again before exiting the UFC, and then again when he debuted for Titan Fighting Championships earlier this year.

The battle to cut the weight has done massive damage to Johnson’s image in the fight world, but maybe the biggest war he’s been losing this whole time is the toll its taken on his body.

“I was trying to cut the weight the day before the fight, water was coming out and everything was working, then the day of the fight stuff just stopped working. My body just pretty much shut down again,” Johnson explained to MMAWeekly.com when speaking about cutting weight for his last fight against David Branch.

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Post #1   7/4/12 1:42:47PM   

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Sucks to be him. Won't have any real success there

Post #2   7/4/12 1:45:49PM   

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Damn, when I read the headline fast I thought he was going down to lightweight. That would have been epic!

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Post #3   7/4/12 2:17:09PM   

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He still wont make weight

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I wonder if the brutal cut to 170 all these years has made his body basically say enough! or maybe Anthony eats unhealthy diet and then tries to cut? hmmm whatever dude had god given attributes and wasted them.

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Posted by frizzzlecake

I wonder if the brutal cut to 170 all these years has made his body basically say enough! or maybe Anthony eats unhealthy diet and then tries to cut? hmmm whatever dude had god given attributes and wasted them.



Either way, the guy lost to Vitor Belfort, who couldnt make it at Light Heavyweight and moved down to middleweight. What does that tell you about the pending success of Anthony Johnsons Career

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If this guy had any sort of brain in his head...

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I'd put money on the enormous weight cuts(20-25% body weight) being the reason why his body doesnt cut weight effectively at all anymore.

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Posted by Boo_Radley21


Posted by frizzzlecake

I wonder if the brutal cut to 170 all these years has made his body basically say enough! or maybe Anthony eats unhealthy diet and then tries to cut? hmmm whatever dude had god given attributes and wasted them.



Either way, the guy lost to Vitor Belfort, who couldnt make it at Light Heavyweight and moved down to middleweight. What does that tell you about the pending success of Anthony Johnsons Career



Nothing?

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Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Boo_Radley21


Posted by frizzzlecake

I wonder if the brutal cut to 170 all these years has made his body basically say enough! or maybe Anthony eats unhealthy diet and then tries to cut? hmmm whatever dude had god given attributes and wasted them.



Either way, the guy lost to Vitor Belfort, who couldnt make it at Light Heavyweight and moved down to middleweight. What does that tell you about the pending success of Anthony Johnsons Career



Nothing?



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I'd put money on the enormous weight cuts(20-25% body weight) being the reason why his body doesnt cut weight effectively at all anymore.



More than likely. Cormier has the same issue, and if you're touching water reserved for organs, that's what happens long term.

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Still 2 classes under Rumbleweight.

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