11 Dec 2008 15:09:20 PM
("Rumble," pre-eye poke.)
Anthony Johnson has repeatedly insisted that he doesn’t hold a grudge against Kevin Burns for poking him in the eye and leaving him with a severely damaged retina during their July bout. It’s the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which refused to overturn the TKO loss on his record, that really bothers him.
In our exclusive interview, Johnson tells his side of the story, and tells us why Saturday night’s rematch on Spike TV is going to turn out much differently.
CagePotato.com: Here we are a few days from the rematch, how is your eye, and what was the recovery from the surgery like?
My eye is 100%. I can see even better now since I had the surgery. It’s been great so far. My recovery was, I would say, 3 or 4 weeks. I stopped wearing my bandage after like two weeks.
Is there not some part of you that really wants revenge against Burns for making you go through that?
For me it’s still a fight. A fight is always a fight. I don’t hold any kind of grudge against him. Everybody thinks I’m going out for revenge, but I’m not. I’m going out to fight, plain and simple. Whatever happens in there happens.
How can you not be even a little mad at him? Are you just the nicest person in the world?Read More ADD COMMENTS (30) DIGG THIS