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Dana White Is Already Open to a Possible Anthony Johnson Return

(Jesus Christ Rumble, pull yourself together, will you?) 

If you recall, about a fortnight ago, super middleweight contender Anthony Johnson showed up to the UFC 142 weigh-ins at a Weigh-In Failure Leaderboard Record of 12 pounds heavy for his clash with former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort. Dana White all but fired Johnson on the spot, labeling him “unprofessional,” to which Johnson responded by laughing at all us ignant haters. After a strong start in his fight with “The Phenom,” Johnson quickly gassed and succumbed to a first round rear-naked choke, and was given his walking papers promptly afterward.

Well, it seems that, despite missing weight for 25% of his UFC bouts, “Rumble” still has an outside chance of getting back into the sport’s highest promotion. When questioned about the issue following the UFC on Fox 2 press conference, White stated:

[Johnson] needs to go fight somewhere else, get some wins and come in on weight. He needs to prove to me that he can be a professional, show up on weight and do the things that he needs to do. [If] he gets a few fights under his belt and does that, we’ll talk.

As we all know, DW has pulled this kind of maneuver before, and perhaps it is too early to discuss Johnson’s possible return, but it is still intriguing to see Dana switch gears on the issue just a couple of weeks after Johnson nearly cost him a co-main event, in Brazil nonetheless.

Love him or hate him, Johnson is a damn entertaining fighter, and if he can begin to take his weight cutting a LOT more seriously, it would be nice to see some more of his “handiwork” (see what I did there?) in the near to distant future. Then again, we hear Man v. Food is seeking a new host for a spin off, so he always has that to fall back on. What do you think of this, Potato Nation? Does Johnson deserve another shot, granted he can get his weight under control? Before you write him off altogether, consider the following:






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XENOPHON- January 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm
@Fletch the V Stretch Says: - hahaha - send me the link to the original P90x thread please. Girlie showed up from work early, and I had to close all the tabs or get my ass chewed again...for fucking off and not doing homework. GRIN
@RSparrow Says: - don't pay up and see what happens. If you don't trust. Wait until me a bootystar locate Danga's hotel room in Vegas for the Expo. Its cialis, handcuffs, duct tape, and a rough nite for that boy.
We are even gonna force him to autograph some pictures before we pass them around.
@Sho Nuff Says: - About the love. GRIN
@ArmFarmer Says: - how old are you? You got to be in your early twenties, no?
RSparrow- January 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm
See, they already got the edit button somewhere.
RSparrow- January 27, 2012 at 12:14 pm
That's it. This might be the weirdest thread I've read. Xeno and Bootystar are gonna collaborate and make a god damn pipe bomb, the trench coat mafia has officially is fucking back. Good job guys...
Sho Nuff- January 27, 2012 at 11:59 am
Did you use the word unusual? No. Did you imply that it fit the usual theme of "oh that crazy, unpredictable DW, how we can possibly understand the guy?" I'd say yes and this paragraph is the clencher:
"As we all know, DW has pulled this kind of maneuver before, and perhaps it is too early to discuss Johnson’s possible return, but it is still intriguing to see Dana switch gears on the issue just a couple of weeks after Johnson nearly cost him a co-main event, in Brazil nonetheless."
The Torres situation is not comparable in any way. Torres didn't nearly wreck a card. He said something incredibly stupid and offensive on twitter, got a reactionary firing and then showed enough genuine contrition on his own that DW reversed his decision. DW didn't "switch gears" he fired someone for unprofessionalism and made it known that if the kid cleans up his act he may get to come back.
Jackbequick- January 27, 2012 at 11:41 am
@ Danga

"I swear to God some of you draw your own conclusions out of thin air". Perhaps, but the rest of us draw our conclusions out of "hot" air.
J. Spaceman- January 27, 2012 at 11:37 am
Sorry @Danga; nobody cares. There are much bigger issues afoot.
Now what’s all this about putting glue on your swamp thing and having sex with Emmanuel Goldstein?
DangadaDang- January 27, 2012 at 11:29 am
@Sho Nuff
Nowhere in that article did I state that it was "unusual," hell, I never even said it was surprising. I simply stated that it was interesting DW would say something like that just a couple weeks after publicly lambasting the guy. Is that really too biased a viewpoint? I swear to God some of you draw your own conclusions out of thin air.
Jackbequick- January 27, 2012 at 11:23 am
FUNK Johnson. He'll be back though, along with Nate the Great. What Dana should really do is bring back Tommy Speer. You can clearly see he was going to finish "Rumble" right before he got caught, right?
bootystar- January 27, 2012 at 11:22 am
@sho nuff, hey bro, in these stressful times you gotta make light of everything & stick your swamp thing in it just to make yourself feel half alive. it's cathartic to ramble crazy stuff in the net were no one cares. the interweb is like a massive emotional gang bang where you can fart & have everyone come for a sniff. it's beter than walking around putting glue in door knob locks
Sho Nuff- January 27, 2012 at 11:14 am
Danga - this doesn't fit in your usual line of "Dana the enigma (but only to me)" articles. A talented guy was fired for acting unprofessionally and jeopardizing a card. He was told by his former employer that if he gets his act together and shows development and continuing high level of ability at his job that he may get to come back someday. That's unusual?

And I think Xeno may be falling in love, will we see a CP romance blossom? Stay tuned. And it's bootystar, not BigBootyStar, projecting much?
bootystar- January 27, 2012 at 11:08 am
I live way up north. & it's no more conspiarcy oriented than to understand that the greek & norse myths were not about gods or snakes, wolves or weather but about behavioral archtypes that make people who they are. A perfect movie that portrays clear visible differences in archtypes is starwars. or you John dad & your hook mom who have a drug addict son, a goth daughter who masturbates to pictures of manga, & the son who is a jokester with the grandma who lives down stairs who has a funnel to the ceiling to listen to the groans coming from the parents above her. never read the animal farm have you guys. It's not really about pigs. It's about layin pipe with your hog
MMAExpertNewb- January 27, 2012 at 10:56 am
Come on guys, don't manufacture stories. I get it that Dana changes his mind after saying stuff like "he'll never fight for me again" but he didn't say anything like that here. He just fired the guy like he fires people who have a bunch of losses. Those people come back all the time after winning a few local shows.
macreadysshack- January 27, 2012 at 10:54 am
Captcha: DaNbrOwn seditor
Fletch the V Stretch- January 27, 2012 at 10:47 am
@Xeno - I want to live in California you lucky bastard. Also did you ever read my final post about p90? You gonna man up and give it a shot or continue on being called bitched tits?

ArmFarmer- January 27, 2012 at 10:35 am
I think it's a disorder or something. Maybe they have a pill for it.. not that any of them would dare take medicine. Ya know, cuz of the mind control...
ArmFarmer- January 27, 2012 at 10:34 am
You always know when to immediately disregard conspiracy theorists.. because they sound like that. Their rants all sound/look the same. Difficult to determine what they are actually trying to say, very vague, and always have that fanatical "I'm a nut" tone to them. I had one in my game on battlefield3 last night, he just kept typing nonsense, and all in caps.
XENOPHON- January 27, 2012 at 10:32 am
RwilsonR - no, not me. Just Xeno. I don't know how to post smiley faces - only the GRIN.
I do get what the bootystar is saying though...clearly.
Poor Danga, reading and comprehension is not his think. Likely plauging him since childhood.
As for Johnson (great picture) and Nate, the UFC has to bring them back...they are running out of talent and need to fill in the void, fast.
@BigBootyStar - where do you live, I'm in California, South.
ReX13- January 27, 2012 at 10:23 am
RwilsonR Says:

bootystar – is that you XENO?

DangadaDang Says:

Bootystar, WHAT. THE. FUCK.
DangadaDang- January 27, 2012 at 10:03 am
Bootystar, WHAT. THE. FUCK.
RwilsonR- January 27, 2012 at 10:00 am
Pretty fair response from Dana, if you ask me.
RwilsonR- January 27, 2012 at 9:59 am
bootystar - is that you XENO?
bootystar- January 27, 2012 at 9:59 am
but then, any hunter knows those are deer prints ;)
bootystar- January 27, 2012 at 9:52 am
a powerful system of bulls has attack the ufc site. they use certain code words like legion or thousand points of light. this anon is most likely a form of emmanuel goldstein. really just a front put up by extremely powerful & wealthy individuals who could be zuffa with a dime & throw it away, but would rather put nails in. the anon poster plainly shows conceptual art of cattle hooves. this is probably a case of a corp who is getting treated the way that certain investors act like corporate raiders & destroy other corps & ruin the bottom line like many corps have just become successful only to get looted by corporate espionage. this could be the deal. Think, big bull shoving around a young bull. Anon is barely some pimp faced kids. they most likely have extremely powerful wealthy friends & bosses
Ricardo Guitardo- January 27, 2012 at 9:51 am
My name is raj i am 18 yers old male living in india. my dreams is for fat american woman to sit oy my face with spicy chutney.
Yazloz18- January 27, 2012 at 9:45 am
Consider this: In that fight with Yoshida Rumble missed weight so Dana took him out of the running for KO of the night. He had to be 30lbs heavier than him at fight time at least