Anthony “Rumble” Johnson announced his retirement from MMA following a second round submission loss to UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 210.
It has now been a few days since the shocking announcement by the fighter and he's taken to Instagram to deliver a farewell message to his many fans.
Hello Monday! A new beginning starts today and I am so happy about that... My body can recover and I can focus on something different other than mma. MY life has been amazing and I haven't come close to scratching the surface. I'll miss mma and every aspect of the game, but my time is over and I'm ready to watch the new generation take over. Now I can be Anthony Johnson/AJ and not Anthony Rumble Johnson! Thank you all for the love and support throughout the yrs... Rumble Squad forever! #RumbleSquad The End of Rumble
Johnson does retire with a record of 22-6-0 (13-6-0 in the UFC) and he has challenged twice for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title, losing both title fights to Daniel Cormier (UFC 187 & UFC 210).
Rumble will now be moving onto his post-MMA life, which includes a rumored job in the National Football League (NFL).