Anthony Johnson Talks About Future Business Opportunities


In retirement, Anthony Johnson looks to "jump on board to something better" with a business venture in Canada. 

Anthony Johnson announced his retirement following his loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210. After the fight, he said he would be exploring business opportunities but was vague about details. On Heated Conversations with Booker T,  he was asked about the next stage in his life. Johnson gave more details on his financial future. 

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"I got my friend Paul. He's in Canada. We're opening up a facility. It's for medical uses," said Johnson. "We're waiting on that law to pass and whenever it passes, we're golden. We're playing our cards right, we're playing by the book, that way there is no issues," he continued.    

Even though Johnson did not use the word "cannabis," he did mention the country of Canada which is in the middle of changing its marijuana laws. "The Cannabis Act" is a piece of legislation under consideration by the Canadian parliament. The aim of the act is to legalize marijuana.  If the law passes, legalization will take place in July 2018. Johnson says he is trying to "jump on board to something better," as he finds success in his retirement. 

During the podcast, Johnson talked about the transition from fighting to retirement. He said he was happy with ending his career on his own terms and with his health intact, and has been offered movie roles. He indicated that he'd also be doing mixed-martial-arts appearances. Booker T asked him about professional wrestling and Johnson noted he has always wanted to try it. 

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