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Anthony Johnson Open to Heavyweight Super Fight Against Andrei Arlovski

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Anthony Johnson 20 44%
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Anthony Johnson is a man who enjoys challenges.

Just days after his highlight reel knockout over D.J. Linderman at World Series of Fighting 1 in Las Vegas, he’s already got a few ideas for what he’d like to do next.

Throughout his career, Johnson has tested the limits of his body and skill set bouncing from welterweight all the way to light heavyweight, and now he has a new weight class in mind.

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Post #1   11/5/12 4:10:15PM   

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Alright, I'm intrigued. That sounds like a great idea. It would be good for WSOF too. I don't know if I'd do it right away (maybe have them both win another fight) but sometime in 2013 would be sweet.

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Post #2   11/5/12 4:12:27PM   

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id have to go with Arlovski....He has good standup and if he can stay away from the right hes all good...

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I like this fight. I'd say Rumble tries to get it to the mat or the could just throw the whole time. Not a fan of either fighter, so I can care less how it ends.

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It would have to be made a catch weight bout after Rumble weighs in at 286.

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Well that got my attention.....i'd watch for sure

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Post #6   11/5/12 5:05:40PM   

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Johnson would just need one punch or kick, I'd take him 9/10

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Posted by BillsNewAccount

It would have to be made a catch weight bout after Rumble weighs in at 286.


Damn, that shit was funny....got to spread the love but I definitely owe you one.

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Not sure who I'd give it to but Johnson has a decent chance at winning.

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all depends on how Arlovski's chin holds up

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Post #10   11/5/12 6:05:30PM   

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If you're WSOF, do you risk two of the biggest names in your 'money' weight classes losing, before they build them up as future champions?

I, of course, would watch and be entertained, and believe for marketing purposes, this makes plenty of sense. Also if Rumble is still planning to "go to the top" (UFC) then maybe Ray should book it while he can. If they Are getting back on NBC, then this prolly bodes well with the brass too, as a main event.

If Johnson shows up like he did this past weekend, meaning trained for/like a light heavy fight, then I believe he knocks the pitbull out. If he comes into fight, purposely heavy to matchup with andrei, I think he'll lose his speed and arlovski has a definite shot at taking a decision.

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Johnson is a beast at a more proper weight for him. He'll KO Arlovski's glass chin.

I hope to see Johnson back in the UFC at LHW

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Clementi, Kos and Vitor have all schooled Johnson. He's not the stud people are making him out to be. Johnson walks around at 230 with a gut. Big arms, beg legs but a gut none the less. He also has terrible sub defence. Dan Hardy wobbled him at 170! So I doubt his chin stands up to some of the shots Arlovski or any serious HW throws. Also look at the guys record! Everytime he's fought someone in the top 10 regardless of weight he's lost!

Anyone thinking he's going to step up and be a threat at HW is crazy! He's a good fighter he's athletic, quick and has good power but at LHW he's a long way from the top. At HW he's even further.

Also Arlovski is a LEGITIMATE heavyweight. He's walking around at 248 of muscle. His TDD is good and he hits like a train. His chin might be questionable but its held up since the Kharitonov fight and he's been his with some good shots since then. Also he's training at Jackson's so he's got one hell of a team around him!

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Posted by tallica62

Johnson is a beast at a more proper weight for him. He'll KO Arlovski's glass chin.

I hope to see Johnson back in the UFC at LHW



hit the nail on the head

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This is one of those first person to land a clean shot wins kind of fights. That being said ill tune in to catch it, but if I was WSOF i wouldn't put this fight on there are better match ups out there for both guys. Arlovski is past his prime and Johnson is a talented young fighter who once he gets his weight class figured out will be a force. This fight just doesn't make that much sense to me.

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