Anthony Johnson surprised everyone under the MMA sun this past weekend, by announcing he’s retiring, and now the feared striker’s posted a farewell statement of sorts to his fans.
Following his submission loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210, Johnson announced he’s moving on from fighting and will be pursuing a new opportunity. The light-heavyweight contender has not, however, provided any details regarding his new endeavour.
Well, that aside, recently Johnson posted the statement below on Instagram:
Hello Monday! A new beginning starts today and I am so happy about that… My body can recover and I can focus on something different other than mma. MY life has been amazing and I haven't come close to scratching the surface. I'll miss mma and every aspect of the game, but my time is over and I'm ready to watch the new generation take over. Now I can be Anthony Johnson/AJ and not Anthony Rumble Johnson! Thank you all for the love and support throughout the yrs… Rumble Squad forever! #RumbleSquad The End of Rumble