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Anthony Johnson Has a Brand New Promotion to Miss Weight For Now


(“Higher or lower than 200? Higher?”)

It looks like Anthony Johnson has found a promotion willing to overlook his chronic habit of coming in overweight for contracted bouts.

Titan Fighting Championship announced today that it has signed “Rumble” to an unspecified contract and that the 10-4 former UFC welterweight-turned-light heavyweight will be headlining its May 25 card, which will be broadcast live on HDNet. No opponent has been named for AJ, and it has yet to be determined if the former welterweight, who came in 13 pounds over for his middleweight debut at UFC 142 against Vitor Belfort in his last bout, will be fighting at 185 or at a catchweight. One thing’s for certain: his days at 170 are likely behind him.

“I’m back, and I’m fighting May 25 with Titan Fighting Championship, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to headline this event for all the fans in Kansas City and watching that night live on HDNet,” Johnson confirmed with Ariel Helwani on Monday’s MMA Hour. “I am so pumped to be fighting again, and I’m ready to take on whatever 185-pounder they put in front of me. I received offers from all over the world, and after a lot of consideration, my manager Glenn Robinson and I settled on Titan because it’s a good promotion, but more importantly it’s run by really good people.”

“It’s incredible to have Rumble Johnson headlining Titan Fighting 22, and in typical Titan style, the entire card will be filled with exciting matches featuring the best up and coming fighters in the world,” said Joe Kelly, President, Titan Fighting Championship.

Titan FC alumni include Brett Rogers, Sara McMann, James Krause, Bobby Lashley, Jamie Varner, Dakota Cochrane and Tim Sylvia. The promotion, whose first show of 2012 last weekend featured a main event between Jorge Santiago and Leonardo Pecanha, held three events last year.

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Clyde- March 13, 2012 at 6:06 am
What he needs is a mystery-weight category. You accept the opponent, and then no-one bothers to weigh you in before the fight, it's up to the fighter's to manage their own balance of strength, speed and endurance and just see what happens.

It's a thought, anyway.
Darkside- March 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm
I remember when I was in the Marines, an old Light colonel of mine used to say that wrestlers were the biggest pussies on earth, because they would work their asses off to cut enough weight so they wouldn't have to fight anyone their own size. I completely agree with that anyways, but every time I see Crumble, that's the first thing that comes to mind.
HEY- March 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm
The contract is for an "unspecified weight" eh?

lol
Kid Clam Curtains- March 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm
I don't know if he's still on the ultra-deep Titan Fighting middleweight roster but Drew McFedries would actually be an exciting fight.
Goog- March 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm
Good headline.
Cheeseburger Eddie- March 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm
Open weight bout, Sylvia vs Cochrane loser gets kicked in the crotch by DW
El Guapo- March 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm
"You gone eat that coooooooorrrnbread?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmMT0ZbNOHY
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