Well, fat people are supposed to be jolly.
You’ve trained several months for a fight, flown to another country, missed weight, been publicly lambasted by your boss, forfeited 20% of your purse, risked your health, and jeopardized your career in the sport’s biggest promotion. What do you do?
You have yourself a good chuckle:
“I’m already laughing at what ppl are saying. Yeah it was for medical reason and I did what the UFC Dr Told me to do. Believe it or don’t I give a fuck cuz the ppl close to me were freaking out but I’m still alive and something like this has never happen before. Say what you want I’m still gonna do my thang. You try not having feeling in your legs and can’t move then and see how you look at life after that.”
I have no doubt that Anthony Johnson required medical attention while cutting weight, but it was for a “medical reason” much like getting rushed to the ER because of alcohol poisoning is due to a “medical reason”. He’s not the random victim of an unpreventable illness. Like the sorority chick with marker on her face and puke on her dress, Johnson’s medical issue stems directly from poor decision making and willfully pushing his body beyond the limits from which it can recover. He’s now missed weight in over 25% of his UFC bouts. Anthony Johnson, my friends, is on a bender.
The only good news in all of this is that the fight is still on. “Rumble” just weighed in at 204.2lbs, just below the 205lb cap Belfort’s camp mandated for the bout to take place. Whether we see a massive AJ or a drawn out one, it may be the last time we see him period. In an interview with MMA Junkie last night, Dana White said, “”His job is on the line. His job is absolutely on the line, win or lose.” There’s no question Johnson is a great fighter, but he’ll need to be at his best tonight if he wants to continue to prove it.
Any changes to your predictions?