Anthony “Rumble” Johnson earned his shot at the light heavyweight championship at “UFC 187” after viciously sending the likes of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Alexander Gustafsson crashing to the mat with his one-punch knockout power. While he fell short of capturing gold, he went right back to the drawing board and came up with three more knockout wins over Jimi Manuwa, Ryan Bader, and Glover Teixeira. He has freakish knockout power and the only man standing in his way of capturing gold at “UFC 210” in Buffalo, New York is the man who beat him for the title at “UFC 187” in Daniel Cormier.
Cormier promised to stand and bang with “Rumble”, but that may be a bad idea.
Charlie Brenneman recently opened up about the knockout power of Johnson while speaking with UFC.COM earlier this week:
“When my shoulder hit the cage, I remember seeing him take that stutter step into his high left kick and seeing his foot leaving the ground and coming to my face, but not having the brain-muscle connection to do anything about it. I saw it, like a baseball bat, coming right at my face. It’s terrible. It’s like sprinting into a brick wall and saying, ‘I can’t stop’ and boom, you hit the wall.”