UFC, MMA Fighter Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson Dead At 38

The popular fighter was ranked as the UFC's number-one light heavyweight contender in 2014 before retiring in 2017.
US Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson poses on the scale during the weigh-in for Saturday's UFC light heavyweight championship mixed martial arts bout at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on January 23, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY / Henrik Montgomery /  SWEDEN OUT        (Photo credit should read HENRIK MONTGOMERY/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Rumble was ranked #1 in his weight class before he retired. He officially left the UFC in 2020 to join Bellator MMA, according to TMZ.
  • “Rest Easy my brother. For a guy who struck fear in so many peoples heart Anthony Johnson was a caring person. From random text to check ins during loss. What a person he was, Rumble will be missed. Sometimes life doesn’t seem fair. Horrible news,” fellow fighter Daniel Cormier tweeted following Rumble’s death.
  • The fighter’s cause of death has not yet been released, according to reports.

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