Anthony Johnson is potentially ending his retirement and if he does so, plans on competing in the heavyweight division.
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier was the last person to fight Johnson and he’s not exactly thrilled his former opponent may be returning.
“I feel like if he was going to retire maybe he should have stayed retired a little bit longer,” Cormier said on Talk & Talker. “Because when you do that, you come back this quick, it just kind of feels like ‘oh you were mad because you lost, so you just quit’. Right? It’s not even a six month retirement. So it feels kind of like you were mad because you lost, and you kind of just quit. That’s not the way things are supposed to be, you know?”
It should be noted that Johnson is not officially ending his retirement yet, but his agent is in talks with the UFC about the possible return.
Johnson has heard what DC thinks of his potential Octagon return and he has taken to Facebook to issue his response to the light heavyweight champion.
If Johnson were to return and compete at heavyweight, then he would be competing in a division that is currently ruled by Stipe Miocic.