Anthony Johnson Open to Heavyweight Super Fight Against Andrei Arlovski
Both Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski and Anthony "Rumble" Johnson were featured on the first World Series of Fighting event. Arlovski won in the main event while Johnson won via shocking flash KO earlier in the evening.
Although Johnson now competes at light heavyweight, the former UFC welterweight title contender could be moving up the scales in the future. Johnson spoke to MMA Weekly about possibly moving up to heavyweight.
"I’ve tried 170, I’ve tried 185, now I’m at 205, and actually I can’t lie, I want to go up to heavyweight one time, just to test it out,” Johnson said.
Johnson seems to have revitalized his career at light heavyweight after struggling numerous times to make weight. He's made the 205-pound limit in his last three fights and has won four-straight bouts overall since being cut by the UFC.
"Rumble" is still awaiting word on his next opponent in the WSOF and wouldn't turn down a fight at heavyweight, via MMA Weekly:
I’d accept it if they offered it to me. There are some big guys out there, obviously they get up to 265 cause that’s the limit, but if they offered me a fight against a guy that was 250, I’d fight him. It’s just a fight.
After watching the event Johnson said he would be open to facing the former UFC champ Arlovski, also via MMA Weekly:
I thought about that fight too, I’d take it if they offered it to me. I was actually thinking about it today. I was thinking about it today whenever I watched the fights, I watched the whole card today, and I was like it would be crazy if I got to fight Andrei Arlovski.
Johnson had nothing but praise for the former champion when discussing the possibility of facing "The Pitbull," as per MMA Weekly:
If it happened, I would accept it. Andrei’s a great athlete. I remember when he won the title, I remember when he lost the title, I’ve followed his career. He’s a great fighter, a real athlete, a real fighter too, so it would be an honor to fight him. If it happens it happens, if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. That’s just something that popped in my head this morning, what if it did happen? That would be crazy.
A bout between Johnson and Arlovski would be a great main event for the WSOF. It's a fight between two big names and would no doubt provide fireworks.
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