Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is the light-heavyweight division’s resident knockout artist, and if you’ll recall, he came damn close to scoring another one when he took on Daniel Cormier for the belt. He wasn’t successful – somethhow Cormier survived getting nearly decapitated and went on to choke Rumble out. But they’re going to do it again at UFC 210, and Johnson appeared on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” to talk about when he came to grips with that loss.
As per MMAFighting:
“One day I was just laying in bed,” Johnson said. “I didn’t perform to the best of my ability, and I think it was probably six months after that I finally watched the fight. I just woke up at like two in the morning and decided to watch the fight. I woke up and it was on my mind and I just watched it to see what my mistakes were, and I was like okay, they were bad mistakes but they weren’t mistakes that were so bad they couldn’t be fixed.
“Nobody wants to watch themselves lose,” Johnson added. “It was a weird feeling in my stomach, because like I said, I didn’t perform at the best of my abilities. I think that’s what disgusted me the most. It made me disgusted. So the next time, it’ll be a different story on my end.”