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UFC Quick Quote: Anthony Johnson to appeal loss to Kevin Burns

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"I'm going to appeal it and my agent, Ken Pavia, is going to appeal it and Dana thought it was bullshit whether it was unintentional or not. I don't think the UFC wants fights to end that way. Right now, we just want to get this whole situation taken care of in the right way, but I would love a rematch! I was pretty disappointed in the TKO call. Burns was a test and they put a decent grappler against a decent striker and I think I held my own because he never came close to pulling off a submission on me. Everyone knows what type of person I am and this won't set me back."

-- Anthony Johnson confirms with that he and his manager intend to appeal the technical knockout loss to Kevin Burns at UFC Fight Night 14 with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Video replays of the third round stoppage show that "Rumble" was felled by an unintentional eye poke and not an uppercut. The referee in charge of the action, however, did not have the benefit of watching instant replay and called a halt to the 170-pound bout.

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