Anthony Johnson is preparing for an opportunity at UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier at this April’s UFC 210 event. Johnson already has a list of fighters he would like to defend the championship against if he’s successful at UFC 210, including a fighter who’s currently a free agent.
“A lot of guys in the weight class have been putting in good work,” Johnson said on The MMA Hour. “Jimi Manuwa, he just came out of a fight with OSP and knocked him out. That was a clean knockout on his part. Who else is out there? Gus is still out there. I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried to make Gus and Jon fight again, just to see if you have a different result. So there’s a couple of guys up there who definitely have my attention. I think, besides DC, the one guy that has my attention is, what’s him name, Misha (Cirkunov). That dude is a beast,” Johnson continued. “He’s a beast, man. I like his style, and he’s built like a brick house. I think his ass is gangster. I don’t think he’s close, but he’s definitely somebody you’ve got to watch out for.”
Johnson suffered a defeat to Cormier the first time they met at UFC 187. The win for Cormier saw him become the UFC Interim Light Heavyweight Champion.
“He should be (next). I think he still should be,” Johnson said.
Johnson has competed in four weight classes as a professional MMA fighter, from welterweight all the way to heavyweight.
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