Anthony Johnson is currently waiting on the sidelines as he waits for UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier to recover from his injury, but even after fighting for the light heavyweight title, Johnson is considering a move to the heavyweight ranks.
"Yeah. I'll fight heavyweight,” Johnson told FOX Sports. “If it's a fun fight, I'd definitely try it out. I always said I was going to go up to heavyweight in the UFC before I retired anyways. I might as well try it out if I get the opportunity. There's some good heavyweights out there. Those boys are big, so I'm definitely taking a big risk and a big chance fighting those guys. I look forward to the challenge.”
Although Johnson is now in a holding pattern while Cormier is healing from his injuries. The challenger was nothing short of complimentary to the champion.
“Not many fighters will call you and say 'I apologize'". DC was a real man and called me and apologized, and then apologized on Twitter. I haven't really been signed into Twitter and I haven't been on social media much preparing for this fight, but when I signed into Twitter, I saw his message to me. That was mad respect from him to do that,” said Johnson.
Johnson did fight as a heavyweight once before in his career, he defeated former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski at a World Series Of Fighting event.