Anthony Johnson to meet Craig Jones at Submission Underground 9

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    “Rumble” is returning to UFC Fight Pass, but not as an MMA fighter. And, though he is competing against a Jones, it’s not Jon. Rather, the former two-time UFC title challenger is set to meet Australian grappling sensation Craig Jones at Submission Underground 9.

    The match is set to headline the July 7 installment of Chael Sonnen’s grappling event, which takes place at Roseland Theater in Portland, Ore., and streams on UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. ET (via Twitter):


    View: https://twitter.com/ChaelSonnen/status/1134543961157062657?s=19


    Johnson (22-6 MMA, 13-6 UFC) hasn’t taken part in combat sports competition since April 2017, when he abruptly announced his MMA retirement following a loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210.

    The subject of an eventual comeback has come up a few times, but Johnson told MMA Junkie in April, while fulfilling an ambassador role for Bare Knuckle FC, that he hadn’t had the itch to return and in fact hadn’t trained MMA since the Cormier fight.

    UFC veteran Anthony Johnson to meet Craig Jones at Submission Underground 9
     
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    That's not the Jones I want to see Rumble take on.

    This is:

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    I agree, but super Rumble is way above 205 these days. AJ is YUGE
     
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    Pic of Rumble's walkout

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    Jones via heel hook
     
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    AJ doesn't stand a chance. Jones is fantastic.
     
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    Rumble will give up his back 4 seconds after he figures out that he can't just win by pulling down on Jones' head.
     
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    The dude doesn't want to fight anymore. Lets move on. He is just keeping the money coming in while avoiding fighting.
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    I seriously doubt he will be paid a lot for this.
     
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    Rumble weighed in 70 lbs heavier than Jones.

    Jones' response after the weigh in? "Pray for me".
     
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    Jones said he would not consider a rematch in mma. he's a punk, he's a chicken.
     
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    A rematch in mma wouldn't make much sense
     
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    Read this as Anthony Joshua. Disappointed
     
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    I laughed when I heard this match announced, Craig is one of the best leg lockers in the game, has a great kimura trap and back attack that he's shored up with the DDS.... It was literally going to be a cakewalk...... Which looking at Rumble's 300 lbs physique, looks like he's been doing... Walking to cakes.

    It was hilarious seeing MMA fanboys saying that Rumble was going to win though... Buncha clowns
     
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    Rumble is almost as big and strong as me now
     
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