At UFC 142, Anthony Johnson was given the biggest opportunity of his career.
After exciting battles in the welterweight class, Johnson was afforded the opportunity to jump up to 185 pounds, a division believed to benefit the 6'2" wrestling powerhouse who regularly weighs upwards of 200-plus pounds.
Last Saturday, Johnson stepped inside the Octagon opposite former champion Vitor Belfort. However, "Rumble" tipped the scales at 197-pounds, well over the middleweight limit. For the third time in his career, Johnson was fined a percentage of his purse for missing weight and was subsequently submitted by Belfort, which signaled his release from the promotion shortly thereafter.
A man with an unbridled amount of potential, Johnson has disappointed his loyal fan following, much like these next fighters who have, for one reason or another, not lived up to their potential.