Slimmed down Rumble shares post-illness update

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Anthony Johnson during a Q&A session at UFC 184 in 2015.


Few fighters have had the kind of success Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson has had in drastically different weight divisions. The man holds a win over Dan Hardy at welterweight and a victory over Andrei Arlovski at heavyweight.

Most notably, Johnson worked his way to two UFC light heavyweight title fights in 2015 and 2017. He lost both those bouts to Daniel Cormier. The second loss would also be Johnson’s last fight in the UFC.

After the second Cormier loss Johnson announced his retirement from the sport. However, as is often the case, the retirement did not stick. In 2020 he signed for Bellator and made his debut in 2021.

At last year’s Bellator 258 he KO’d Jose Augusto Azevedo Barros in the quarterfinal of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix. He was due to face Vadim Nemkov in the next round. However he was forced to withdraw from that bout due to a serious illness.

Though the illness was never specified, Johnson posted images to Instagram showing him in a hospital bed. He also asked followers to pray for his recovery.

Recently Johnson shared the news that he has returned to training. With that news came an image of Johnson looking like he did back in his welterweight days.

“If you knew the path I’m on you’d understand this is a big step,” wrote Johnson. “When I’m back you’ll see a different, more dangerous version of what you’ve already seen.”

Johnson’s post-illness physique looks far more streamlined than how he appeared just two years ago, back when he was dabbling in bodybuilding.

Before he lost to Cormier and left the UFC, Johnson scored three KO wins in a row defeating Jimi Manuwa, Ryan Bader and current UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira. At 205 lbs Johnson also holds stoppage wins over Alexander Gustafsson and Antonio Rogerio Noguiera.

Johnson’s reputation as one of the most feared power strikers in the sport is marred by a history of domestic abuse allegations. In 2008 he was convicted of domestic battery and was sentenced to three years of probation. In 2014 a police report accused Johnson of domestic abuse, but no charges were filed. In 2015 Johnson was accused of domestic battery, but those charges were dropped after Johnson reached a plea deal with prosecutors.


Rumble, Is That You?: Anthony Johnson totally transformed after recovering from serious illness
 

Sheepdog

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Calista Flockhart was 'slimmed-down'?

This man looks like what Magic Johnson would look like if he used the doctors you can afford on an MMA salary.
 

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Anthony “Sickle Cell” Johnson just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
 

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Fucken hell.i came here to make my jokes about him beating up blonde women but fuck he looks bad. That's aids.
 

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A friend of mine (who owes me shitloads of money) lost loads of weight. I think it's cocaine tho. Maybe I'll ask him, he text me earlier.
 

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Actually it can't be aids if he's planning to fight. Or hep. Hmmmm.


Splinty @Splinty SC MMA MD @SC MMA MD what happened to him?
Could be lots of things. But let's go with the idea that the commission wouldn't let somebody with an infectious disease fight. So that takes a lot of stuff off the table. So no chronic infectious disease.

Then he states he's still training to fight. It is unlikely that it is something incurable or some chronic cardiopulmonary disease.

I don't have time to look it up but knowing about how long he's been out would possibly be helpful and guessing.

Is possible that he just simply suffered complications from all of his PED use. Could be that he had an acute infection It was on death's door and you were seeing the ravages of a severe acute medical event. Could be something as simple as a pneumonia that got out of control.

I think it will be telling to see how much weight he puts back on. Does he spend the rest of his days existing at 170 pounds. Or does he blow back up to heavyweight size?
 

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Could be lots of things. But let's go with the idea that the commission wouldn't let somebody with an infectious disease fight. So that takes a lot of stuff off the table. So no chronic infectious disease.

Then he states he's still training to fight. It is unlikely that it is something incurable or some chronic cardiopulmonary disease.

I don't have time to look it up but knowing about how long he's been out would possibly be helpful and guessing.

Is possible that he just simply suffered complications from all of his PED use. Could be that he had an acute infection It was on death's door and you were seeing the ravages of a severe acute medical event. Could be something as simple as a pneumonia that got out of control.

I think it will be telling to see how much weight he puts back on. Does he spend the rest of his days existing at 170 pounds. Or does he blow back up to heavyweight size?
@conor mcgregor nut hugger claims it is a side effect of Rumble’s marijuana use
 

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Actually it can't be aids if he's planning to fight. Or hep. Hmmmm.


Splinty @Splinty SC MMA MD @SC MMA MD what happened to him?
Like Splinty @Splinty said- could be lots of things. It if frightening how quickly you lose body mass with a significant injury or illness that results in you being essentially immobile for a period of time. Obviously if the condition impairs your calorie intake it can be even more dramatic.
 

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Like Splinty @Splinty said- could be lots of things. It if frightening how quickly you lose body mass with a significant injury or illness that results in you being essentially immobile for a period of time. Obviously if the condition impairs your calorie intake it can be even more dramatic.
Why's this lady's ankles so fat???


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How do you get fat ankles? I eat and drink like shit and my ankles aren't fat. What's she doing that I'm not??
 

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A combination of adipose distribution and chronic venous stasis from dependent edema.

Also, stop taking pictures of strangers.
Why do I constantly have pins and needles? Is that bad?