Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (19-4) is psyched for his upcoming fight against Daniel Cormier (15-1) for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title, but the Blackzilians Gym fighter says not to rule out an opportunity at jumping inside a professional wrestling ring after his MMA career.
In an exclusive interview with Guillermo Garcia of The Roman Show, Johnson discussed his support of professional wrestling. In fact, he recently attended a WWE SmackDown taping in South Florida.
He also spoke about his relationship with Olympic wrestling gold medalist and future pro wrestling Hall of Famer Kurt Angle.
“You never know what might happen,” he said. “Kurt Angle is a good friend of mine. Its not like I couldn’t get into the business. Right now, I am focused in mixed martial arts. Wrestling is not on my radar.”
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When asked if Johnson has asked for wrestling advice from Angle to incorporate into his MMA game, Johnson said the time hasn’t been appropriate.
“No, not at all,” he said. “By the time I met Kurt, he had his injury from wrestling. So it wasn’t time to screw around with wrestling.”
Johnson battles Cormier at UFC 187 on Saturday, May 23 for the vacant light heavyweight title.
The Blackzilians Gym, where he trains, is in (South Florida) Boca Raton.
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