Anthony Johnson gets choked out by Vitor Belfort at UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Jan., 14, 2012.
"Medical conditions and stuff like that you know. My legs stopped working. Some things just weren't clicking like they were supposed to click. You obviously saw the result so by me missing weight and stuff, but I'm not living off that. It's still fresh in my mind. That time period in my life is a big letdown because I let myself down more than I let anyone else down. I remember every single day of that week and how it was just not a good week. But it's over with now. Dana and them did what they had to do. They are making a statement and that's fine with me. As for if it was fair, life isn't fair sometimes, you just gotta roll with the punches. You can sit on your ass and cry about or get up and do something. Business is business I didn't take anything personal, I don't know if they did. I don't have anything against the UFC, the Fertitta's and Dana, it is just business."
-- Appearing on the The MMA Hour today (Mar., 12, 2012), Anthony Johnson talked about the troubles that led to his failure to make the required 185-pound limit at UFC 142 on Jan. 14, 2012. Johnson said that despite being cut from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster shortly thereafter, he has no hard feelings toward the powers that be over at Zuffa. After coming in 12 pounds overweight in Brazil -- the third time he has failed to hit the required mark -- "Rumble" went on to loss to Vitor Belfort via rear-naked choke in the closing seconds of the opening round. It was the final blow in a painful weekend. Not one to "sit on his ass and cry," Johnson revealed that he has signed with Titan Fighting Championships and is scheduled to make his debut with the promotion at Middleweight, the division he says he will stay at for the remainder of his career. He expects to return to action on May 25 of this year; however, no opponent has been confirmed at this time. Anyone think "Rumble" can find himself back into the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion should he rack up a few wins in the smaller shows or have we seen the last of him inside the Octagon?