Anthony Johnson shocked the MMA world when he announced his retirement from the sport after a loss to then UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 210.
Despite the fact that he hasn’t been in retirement for that long, the light heavyweight star is starting to feel the itch to return to the Octagon.
“I don’t miss fighting. But I still respect it and I still have a lot of fun, but after seeing Jon and DC, depends on how the fight goes with them. You know, I don’t know if I’ll get that itch. So we’ll see, I just might,” Johnson said to ESPN. “Seeing those two guys, especially live and in person, it’s just gonna be different than watching them on TV, so, retiring the way I did, you know, still pretty much in my prime and having success, they might build that fire back up in me.”
Johnson left the sport to focus on his new venture into the medical marijuana business.
Whether he returns to action or not, the former fighters focus at the moment is helping his business move forward.
“For the most part, I’m just living life, traveling a little bit. Just making sure business goes well and moving forward,” says Johnson.
Johnson would later tell Ariel Helwani that he's out of the USADA pool, but was open to fighting Jon Jones "for the right amount of money."
The former fighter had challenged for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title and the UFC Interim Light Heavyweight Title, losing to Daniel Cormier in both of those fights.
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