What an incredibly sad day in the world of Mix Martial Arts.
Anthony Johnson, a Bellator fighter and two-time UFC title challenger, has died. He was 38 years old.
He lost his life after lengthy battles with an unspecified illness.
Johnson announced his retirement after a 2017 title fight loss to Daniel Cormier, but returned to competition in 2021 and fought once for Bellator
Back in October 2021, Johnson was to fight Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov as part of a grand prix tournament, but was forced to withdraw from that contest due to an undisclosed illness.
Johnson’s pro MMA record was 23-6 with 17 wins coming by way of KO/TKO.
Prayers to his family in this difficult time.