Anthony Johnson Says He's Coming Back "For Everything" In The UFC
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.04.2014
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In an interview with MMA Junkie, Anthony Johnson (16-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) spoke about his UFC return, which happens when he meets Phil Davis (12-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) at UFC 172 on April 26 at the Baltimora Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
On wanting to come back for the bonuses: "It's a business, so I just had to see which one would provide the better future for me, and that would be UFC right now. I see all these guys getting ‘Knockout of the Night' and ‘Fight of the Night' over there in the UFC, and I was like, ‘I would have put on a way better fight than that.'"
On leaving World Series of Fighting after only three fights: "It was difficult because I have so much respect for those guys, and they did a lot for me. I never had any bad blood with them. We were always on the same page. They're just overall good people over there at World Series of Fighting. I really enjoyed myself there. They were real respectful of it. I showed them respect, and they showed it right back."
On fighting Davis: "I know we're going to put on a show for everybody. He's a class act, and we have a lot of respect for each other, but at the same time, we're going to punch each other in the mouth."