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MMA Quick Quote: Anthony Johnson is happy and healthy at 205 pounds

Photo of Anthony Johnson by Josh Hedges for Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Photo of Anthony Johnson by Josh Hedges for Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

"Even though I missed weight a couple times, I was like, 'I can still do this. I can still do that.' Now, I'm just like, 'I can't do that anymore.' I gotta do what I have to do, to make sure that i'm healthier, and that my body doesn't have to go through that stress anymore. I usually have 13 pounds to lose, the week of the fight. That's after, the before, I still had twenty pounds to go. Hell, I'm blessed, right now, just being able to lose 15 pounds. I'm happy."

It took a long time to figure it out, but former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Anthony Johnson is done "rumbling" scales as a Welterweight or Middleweight and he's come to the realization that he truly belongs as a Light Heavyweight, fighting at 205 pounds. Johnson, whose comments were seen during a segment on "Inside MMA," will compete at Titan Fighting Championships 24 in Kansas City, Kansas on Fri., Aug. 24, 2012. Johnson has had somewhat of a tragic history with making weight, which eventually caused his being cut from the UFC, after he failed to make weight, then lost to Vitor Belfort at UFC 142 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Jan. 14, 2012. Finally, Johnson has given up notions of making massive weight cuts that effected him as a person and as a fighter. Better late than never!

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